Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

In response to questions raised by some of our customers in regards to the suitability of the GMS filters and their ability to be used on diesel equipment in operation in underground coal mine environments, we have attempted to answer the commonly asked questions and provide direction to the facts and studies that support these answers.

Listed below are the Most Frequently Asked Questions we receive. Click on the different headings to see the full answer.

Although diesel particulate filters do not require QLD Mines Department specific registration, our filters have undergone the most comprehensive and independent tests and assessments to ensure their effectiveness, efficiency, long life and safety for use in the underground coal mining environment. These tests have been done through the appropriate testing authorities, including NSW TestSafe, Monash University and the US Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

In addition, we have a registration of plant design (Diesel Engine System – Alteration) with the NSW Mines Department, in accordance with Part 5.3 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 and clause 177(1) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014.  This allows for the use of Global Mining Supplies diesel particulate exhaust filter elements as an alternative for use in the appopriate diesel engine systems within NSW.