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WVO Provider using filter and additive to extend oil life

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My main provider just bought a filtration system to extend their use of the oil. I remembered reading here something about an additive they put in when doing this. I asked him about it and he said he has to add some powder to the oil after filtering and recharging to the fryers. He didn't know much about the powder.

Do any of you know what it is or if it will cause me any problems?

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Ok, the stuff they are using is Frymaster/Dean Filter Magic (TM) Powder. Absolutely no info on the small plastic bag- just the name. The case had directions for use and still no info on ingredients.

He gave me the name of the distributor so I'll see if there's any info to be had there.

Any one know anything about this and it's effects?

That was easier than I thought it would be.

Metro Supply- guy said he thought it was Diatamacious (sp?) Earth or crushed fossil material with the intent of simply attaching itself to impurities (somehow?) to improve removal via filtration. However, he wasn't certain and gave me the number for Frymaster's tech support. He also said he remembered selling the system but couldn't remember what micron level of filtration it had cuz they're not all the same and he didn't remember their model number.

The fellow at Frymaster said the generic name of the ingredient was Expanded Pearlite. I know I've heard of Pearlite before but can't remember where. He also said the 'technical' name was Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate Gel.

I don't know for sure, but it seems to me this stuff shouldn't alter the chemical make up of the oil. I should be able to filter it out easily enough at my current 0.5 mic filtration.

Any thoughts?

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