San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls® announced the opening of their Heavy-Duty Chassis Dynamometer Emissions Laboratory for outside contract services. Cleaire Advanced Technology Testing Services, “CATTS,” is located in Richmond, California on the campus of the Chevron Technology Center. As one of only a handful of CFR-compliant heavy-duty chassis dynamometers, the laboratory is capable of testing a variety of medium and heavy-duty power train technologies including diesel emission control systems, hybrid power trains, and alternative fuels.
“We are excited about opening our doors to external customers to perform contract emissions testing services,” said Gale Plummer, Cleaire CEO. “We’ve invested significantly over the past few years to ensure the laboratory is functioning at the highest possible levels of quality and efficiency required to meet customer's needs.”
The chassis dynamometer consists of a Froude-Consine transient motoring dynamometer capable of full road-load and wind simulation, with power absorption sufficient to test any vehicle up to 575 horsepower. The lab is therefore capable of accommodating transient driving schedules like the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS), New York City Bus (NYCB), or virtually any other driving cycle in addition to steady state tests. CATTS is equipped with a full scale insulated dilution tunnel for both continuous and bag measurements of nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and total hydrocarbons, as well as the ability to integrate other gaseous pollutant measurements at the customer’s request A secondary dilution system allows for measurement of particulate matter (PM) over a test cycle, and a coriolis mass flow sensor provides fuel consumption and fuel economy. The facility is capable of handling vehicles ranging from pickup trucks to Class 8 trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles, single or tandem axle drive with inertia simulation from 6,000 to 85,000 lbs.
Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls has used the lab extensively since 2002 to support internal product development and verification work for its portfolio of diesel particulate filters.
In additional to chassis dynamometer testing, Cleaire is also able to offer services in the areas of field testing, data acquisition, and a range of hot and cold flow bench test capabilities to evaluate catalysts and filter technologies.
For more information, please contact KC Miller at 407-435-6255.
About Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, LLC
Cleaire designs, develops and manufactures retrofit emission control systems for today’s existing diesel engines. Cleaire provides proven solutions to diesel emissions compliance while extending the operating life of existing equipment and avoiding costly replacement. Cleaire is a California based company with headquarters and manufacturing operations in San Diego, engineering offices in Oakland, and chassis dynamometer testing services in Richmond, California.