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Filtration Systems : Bypass Oil Filtration System

A bypass oil filtration system is used as an auxilliary system in engine systems to extend the life and lubrication properties of the oil in the system. A typcial in-line oil filter is installed just before an engine to filter all the oil entering the engine. In a bypass system, a line is installed before the oil filter that bleeds off some of the oil, bypassing the engine, and passing it through a separate filter prior to returning it to the oil reservoir. Doing so enables the oil to undergo a constant filtration process while the engine is running, helping to maintain a cleaner oil pool and delivering longer performance.