Field Tests

Test Results for Cleaner Burning Fuel

Field Testing Protocol
Smoke Opacity Testing Certified Staff

Extending DPF Re-generation Intervals and Saving Fuel

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) are proven and effective devices for removing soot Particulate Matter (PM) from hot diesel exhaust. The substrate material lines these filtering devices in order to remove the exhaust soot created by normal diesel engine combustion.

The soot buildup in the DPFs must be periodically removed in a passive or active way. If it is not removed according to the manufacturers’ recommendations it will plug and cause serious engine damage.

Obviously this creates an added expense not only in fuel and operator costs but also down time during the work day.

Reducing the amount of PM from the exhaust and prior to the DPF process clearly reduces these cost factors; i.e., less PM for the DPF to process and less DPF re-generation intervals. Reducing fuel consumption at the same time is an added, much desired, benefit.

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Smoke/Opacity Readings

From a community perspective, smoke is the most tell tale observation of pollutants. The perception of diesel engines has long been one of a “belching old junk pile.” If the smoke can be reduced, the perception will change. Fuel treated with Viscon has proven to achieve better opacity readings.

Placer Hills Joint Unified High School District participated in a grant awarded to Viscon by the California Placer County Air District. Opacity readings were conducted by Evenson’s Smoke Testing using Red Mountain Engineering computerized equipment. All engines passed compliancy.

Electric Motor Propelled Ship

The Hope and Mersea are sister ships, identical in all ways. In a voyage made at the same time by the two ships, to and from a destination, Hope was fueled with Viscon treated fuel, Mersea used plain diesel. The ships are powered by diesel engines turning generators which supply electric power to propel the ships.

Since all ambient weather and sea conditions were the same for the two ships, they were able to compare engine performance by comparing the amount of work required to move the ships on their voyage. The average engine RPM required to move the Hope was about 14% less than for the Mersea.

Fuel Economy Tests

School Buses
9% Reduction
Hazardous Waste Transport
& Remediation
6% Reduction
Oil Services Construction
6.3% Reduction