Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2008
Flowtonics, pioneer in the field of inline fluid quality sensors and real-time data analysis, announced today that its systems will provide continuous oil quality monitoring for the DiMora Motorcar Volcano V16 engine, the powerplant driving the American-made $2 million Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan.
The backbone technology of the Flowtonics FS-3 sensor is a patented technique that measures changes in electrochemical properties of the oil caused by contamination and oil breakdown. Advanced analysis and classification algorithms built into the sensor translate raw measurements into meaningful, actionable results provided to the driver's utilizing Azentek's Atlas on-board computer in real time.
"The Volcano V16 engine puts out 1200 horsepower. We need to be absolutely certain that the engine oil is maximizing its properties 100 percent of the time," said DiMora Motorcar Founder and CEO Alfred DiMora. "The Flowtonics system gives the Natalia driver that confidence. It also can detect contaminants in the oil, providing an early warning system of possible future problems. This is a real innovation in preventive maintenance."
Flowtonics Executive Vice President Johnny Cooper noted the significance of becoming a Technology Partner with DiMora Motorcar. "The Natalia SLS 2 is the first production automobile to depend on the Flowtonics in-situ fluid quality sensor and analysis system. This emphasizes Mr. DiMora's leadership and commitment to influence the automotive industry to embrace the advanced real-time monitoring and prognostic technologies available today."
Mr. Cooper went on to note the beneficial impacts of accurate engine oil quality information in reducing operating costs and protecting the environment. "Flowtonics can deliver car owners the truth about their fluid health versus the mathematical guess now used to schedule oil change intervals. If the oil is still performing properly, don't pay for new oil and don't cause a disposal problem with the old oil."
The Flowtonics FS-3 sensor not only monitors standard changes in fluid quality as it ages, but also distinguishes between various contaminants (coolant, water, fuel, soot) to uncover and diagnose engine problems and help avoid irreversible engine damage. Flowtonics FS-3 line of sensors are being developed for markets including fleet truck operations, industrial heavy equipment, marine, agricultural equipment, and the oil industry.
The Natalia SLS 2 pushes the limits of technology to provide the most exquisite and exclusive automotive experience for driver and passenger alike. It is also intended to serve as a showpiece and educational tool illustrating the endless innovation of companies across America. "It was a pleasant surprise to find that Flowtonics is based in Rochester, New York, my own home town," added Mr. DiMora.
Headquartered in Rochester, New York, with sales offices in North America and Europe, Flowtonics LLC is bringing to market the most advanced, low-cost, real-time fluid quality technology for motor vehicles. Combining years of research and development in the areas of diagnostic and prognostic equipment health management, in-vehicle computing, and advanced telematics, Flowtonics smart sensor systems can be scaled to fit specific customer initiatives to lower total cost of ownership. The patented sensor technology reaches beyond simple two-dimensional interrogation methods, using built-in intelligence to provide meaningful information that customers can act on.
Flowtonics uses advanced condition-based maintenance technology to benefit customers across a broad industry range, and can deliver high volume, high reliability, high quality custom products around the globe to satisfy the toughest customer requirements. Flowtonics is positioned at the leading edge of the challenging competitive world of real-time sensing, whenever and wherever fluid quality matters. For more information, please call 585-239-6025 or visit http://www.flowtonics.com.
About DiMora Motorcar
Based in Palm Springs, California, DiMora Motorcar crafts automobiles designed to exceed expectations for safety, performance, technology, ecology, beauty, comfort, and luxury. We are the first to reveal the design, production, and testing of our automobiles via the Internet so that people around the world can participate in--and learn about--the process.
The founder, CEO, and driving force behind DiMora Motorcar, Alfred J. DiMora, produced two of America's finest luxury automobiles, the Clenet (as owner) and the Sceptre (as co-founder). When President Reagan declared 1986 the Centennial Year of the Gasoline-Powered Automobile, Mr. DiMora's Clenet was selected as the Official Centennial Car. As a result, he and the Clenet were honored at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Michigan. He also founded Starbridge Systems, Inc., where he developed the FPGA supercomputer. Using his technological and automotive backgrounds, Alfred DiMora blends the two worlds together to create this new experience in automotive history, the Natalia SLS 2. For more information about our products and how your company can become a Technology Partner of DiMora Motorcar, please visit http://www.dimoramotorcar.com.