MAHLE releases BLINDAGUA Filter

A new concept with proven results

The MAHLE Group is launching an innovative filtration concept: the BLINDAGUA Filter. It was specially developed to respond to a challenge of the automotive sector: water presence in diesel fuel. The results are outstanding in comparison to another available filtration systems.

Higher water separation efficiency

Conventional filtration systems are usually designed based on a single stage concept. Tests have shown that when filters are exposed to contaminants, the water separation efficiency decreases from its original condition, close to 96%, to levels below 15%. In order to improve this condition, the BLINDAGUA Filter concept performs filtration function in two stages:

1ST STAGE - Contaminant filtration and water droplets size increase.

2ST STAGE - Separation of big water droplets without contamination.

In this way, even tiny water droplets present in diesel are separated by the two stages concept in individual steps. In addition, as contaminant is retained in the first stage, the final water separation function is done safe in the second stage, ensuring high performance throughout BLINDAGUA Filter lifetime.

Field and laboratory tests were done in order to check and confirm 2-stage new concept advantages in the medium and long term: after initial filtration condition, the BLINDAGUA Filter water separation efficiency was confirmed to be superior in comparison to conventional systems.

Characteristics and Correlations

MAHLE
BLINDAGUA P/N
Height (mm)ThreadBLINDAGUA filter characteristics MAHLE
P/N
PARKER
P/N
MANN
P/N
ORIGINAL
P/N






KC573






160






1"14 UNS-2B





Armored with drain and cup WITH NO thread for sensor input.
KC437





KC122






KC121;
KC121/1


KC127
RC347AQ





R6010M






R4510MM



R6010HP
WK1124





WK1040






WK1030



WK1156/1
VW:2R0127177A
MWM:905411510023


FORD:BF8X9155AA
MBB:A3760927001
MWM:905411510020
VW:2RP127491




FORD:BF8TB55AA
MWM:905411510019
VW:2RD127491


MBB:A3760927301








KC574








220








1"12 UNF-2B







Armored with drain and cup WITH NO thread for sensor input.


KC125;
KC125/1


KC126;
KC126/1


-



KC497D


R9030MB



R12030MB



R12010MBAQII



R9010MBAQII


WK1050/1



WK1060



WK1050/2
WK1060/4


-


MBB:A4570920001



MBB:A3844777015



MBB:A9794770015
MBB:A958770115


IVECO:503103529




KC607



220



1"12 UNF-2B


Armored with drain and cup WITH thread for sensor input.



-



R12010MBAQII



PF420
MBB:A9794770015
MBB:A9584770115
MBB:A9584700290
FORD:T22VA
FORD:BH0X9N074AA
FORD:9C459C340AB




KC575




220




1"14 UNS-2B



Armored with drain and cup WITH NO thread for sensor input.


KC123;
KC123/1


-


KC124;
KC124/1


R9010M



R12010M


R9030M


WK1060/2



WK1060/2


WK1060/1


VOLVO:3989632
VOLVO:20569040


SCANIA:1518512


SCANIA:1393640
VOLVO:8159975


KC597D


220


1"14 UNS-2B


Armored WITH NO glass, filter body only.


KC498D


R90HDPVOL


WK11001X


VOLVO:20879812
VOLVO:21380488

KC571*








KC608






270






1"12 UNF-2B

Armored with drain and cup WITH NO thread for sensor input.




Armored with drain and cup WITH thread for sensor input and plug.






KC501D






R120L10MBAQII






-






MBB:A9584770015







KC539*







270







1"14 UNS-2B






Armored with drain and cup WITH NO thread for sensor input.
KC500D**



-


-


KC128




-
R120L10MAQII



R120LJ10MAQII


R120L30HP


R9010HP




R120L30M
-



-


-


WK1156




-
IVECO:5801403243
VW:2R0127177C
VOLVO:20741196

-


SCANIA:1860912


MBB:A4760927201
MBB:A4760907402
VW:2TB127491


VOLVO:11110189



KC595



270



1"14 UNS-2B


Armored with drain and cup WITH thread for sensor input and plug.


-


KC500D**


R120LJ10MAQII


R120L10MAQII


-


WK10002


VW:2R0127177J


VW:2R0127177C
VOLVO:20741196


KC572


270


1"16 UNS-2B

Armored with drain and cup WITH thread for sensor input.


-


R120L4MCJAQII


-


MBB:A6884770015

* KC539 replaced by KC595 // KC571 replaced by KC608


** Available in Latin America (except Argentina)

Technical Video

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