Posted on March 2nd, 2012
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) are proven and effective devices for removing soot (Particulate Matter) from hot diesel exhaust. The substrate material lines these filtering devices in order to remove the exhaust soot created by normal diesel engine combustion. Read More >>
Posted on September 9th, 2011
One of the reasons for the diesel engine’s success was due to the original goals laid out in Diesel’s design. In order to compete and win public support for his engine he needed to create an engine with maximum thermodynamic efficiency. Steam engines of the day had ratings of about 12% and the original diesel engine was about 25%. That seems like a modest gain but as history shows, it was more than enough to outperform the steam engine. But today over a hundred and fifty years later that efficiency gain is modest and well under 50%. Computer controls, advanced materials etc. have dominated the search for efficiency and yet there have been no advances in some technological means of effectively allowing the fuel energy compounds to combust more efficiently in the presence of charged air within the cylinder. Read More >>
Posted on September 5th, 2011
Recently, an engineer, who knows a lot more about combustion, pointed out that most of the engine design companies have spent considerable time and money focusing on determining the absolute best configuration of the entire engine combustion system. The variables are many and when you try to match it all up perfectly it ends up still leaving the fuel efficiency well below 50%. Read More >>
Posted on August 7th, 2011
Our blog will start out with the topic of the best ways to select the most appropriate Fuel Additive.
Over the years I have had lots of interactions with people who had a variety of backgrounds, some with quite a bit of knowledge on the subject and others with a limited experience. . In general, the subject is not an easy one to really be an expert in, due to the vast “confusion and noise” caused by various product manufacturers’ claims.
The most common questions and debate remain related to whether they are worth the investment and do they do what they were designed (and claim) to do? Read More >>
Posted on August 5th, 2011
Sometimes, the most obvious details can escape you when you are out venturing to buy a new product. This can happen to you when you are out buying a fuel additive and are left confused after looking at the various kinds of products. Today’s post will help you make the right decision. Here are a few tips that will help you in choosing the right diesel fuel additive for your fleet, or off road engines. Read More >>