Engine power increases measured in truck tests
on new B.C.I.T. dynamometer
Jan. 15, 2016 – The Empire Hydrogen Fuel Enhancement System was put through its paces on the new dynamometer at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (B.C.I.T.) School of Transportation Motive Power Facility.
The Empire Hydrogen system adds a small amount of hydrogen and oxygen gas to the fuel intake of an internal combustion engine (ICE), resulting in more efficient combustion and cleaner exhaust emissions. Many customers have also reported that their truck engines run smoother and have more power.
The goal of the first B.C.I.T. tests was to measure these changes in power (and torque) on a 15-litre Cummins diesel engine as three parameters were varied: engine speed, load conditions and the flow rate of the added hydrogen-oxygen gas mixture.
The Kenworth truck used in the tests, which is owned and used daily by Friesen Bros. Fuel Ltd. in Burnaby, BC, was first run with its Empire Hydrogen Fuel Enhancement System turned off and the results were recorded. Then the system was activated and the tests were repeated. Measurements of engine power and torque were recorded continuously under different loads as engine speeds were varied.
The chart below shows the power increases at different points in three trials at different hp load values. For these trials the hydrogen-oxygen gas flow from the Empire Hydrogen unit was 3 litres per minute.
The tests were performed under the direction of Dr. Arthur Self, P.Eng., who reported: "There are clear indications of increased ICE HP as accelerant gas flow is increased - this being true at both the start and end of each test."
Further testing will be done at the B.C.I.T. facility on Annacis Island, BC, as part of Empire Hydrogen's ongoing research program.
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For further information, please contact:
Sven O. Tjelta
Chairman & C.E.O.
Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc