Quick soot test protects diesel engines
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As environmental regulations increase the pressure
on engine manufacturers to reduce the levels of soot emitted from
diesel engine exhausts, increased soot levels in lubricants are
inevitable, and this could have a major effect on engine performance.
In response, Quantitech has launched a new soot-in-oil measurement
technology to enable testing laboratories, lorry and bus fleet
managers, ship engineers and power station managers to conduct
quick tests to ensure optimal lubrication efficiency.
The InfraCal ‘Soot Meter’ a
rugged, portable factory-calibrated infrared spectrometer performing an ASTM
approved test method which involves two simple steps that can be undertaken by
non-technical personnel, producing a result in less than 15 seconds.
Soot enters the lubricant
with exhaust gas in the form of blow-by, or it is deposited on cylinder walls
and subsequently scraped off by the rings and deposited into the oil, causing
wear on engine components and clogging filters. A number of factors affect the
level of soot contamination in the engine; these include injection timing,
combustion chamber design, engine type, scavenge efficiency, air cleaner
restriction, air/fuel ratio, low compression, excessive idling and lugging.
Quantitech’s Dr Andrew
Hobson says “The Soot Meter is an ideal tool for anyone responsible for the
efficient running of diesel engines; it is extremely easy to operate and is capable
of taking measurements both in the laboratory and in the field.”
including a short video is available at www.quantitech.co.uk .
For further information, please contact:
Old Wolverton Road
Tel: 01908 227722
Fax: 01908 227733
Note to editors:
Quantitech Ltd specialises in the provision of the world's
leading environmental monitoring and occupational hygiene
testing equipment. The company's success is built upon the
world-leading products and customised systems that it is
able to offer, coupled with outstanding levels of service.
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