MotorVac's Industrial Diesel Tune System Excels At Tests
10 September 1998
Industrial Diesel Tune System Excels At Tests Conducted At Southwest Research Institute
SANTA ANA, Calif.--Sept. 9, 1998--
MotorVac's IDT System Reduced Injector Carbon
Deposits by 92 Percent During "Cummins L10, 125-Hour Injector
Depositing Test," Earning It a Superior Rating
MotorVac Technologies Inc. Wednesday announced that a newly released report from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) confirms that its Industrial Diesel Tune (IDT) system can effectively remove harmful carbon deposits from diesel engines.
"We are glad that a laboratory as prestigious as Southwest Research Institute has proven that our system works. With increasing regulatory emphasis on diesel emissions, we felt it was necessary to provide the market with a strong third party verification of our product capabilities," said Lee W. Melody, president and chief executive officer of MotorVac Technologies.
The report shows that the Industrial Diesel Tune system reduced injector carbon deposits by 92 percent during the "Cummins L10, 125-Hour Injector Depositing Test," earning it a "Superior Pass" rating. This is the highest possible rating under the test protocol developed by Cummins Engine Co.
MotorVac believes that its Industrial Diesel Tune System, comprised of a fuel system cleaning machine and proprietary detergents, is the first diesel engine service system that has achieved this rating.
Additionally, SwRI conducted hot-start transient emissions testing in accordance with EPA Federal Test Procedures (FTP). Measurements of the engine's emissions were taken before and after the Industrial Diesel Tune service process was done. The report shows that carbon monoxide (CO) was reduced 16 percent and particulate matter (PM) was reduced 11 percent.
The tests were conducted by Southwest Research Institute's Department of Emissions Research (SRI). They were performed on Cummins L10 engines, but the results are applicable to any diesel injection system in similar operating conditions. The goal of the test program was to evaluate the effect of MotorVac Technologies' Industrial Diesel Tune system on diesel engine injector deposits and transient emissions.
During an engine's normal operations, carbon deposits slowly form on injectors, reducing the engine's fuel efficiency and performance. This in turn results in an increase in harmful emissions that pollute the air.
"Even with the great results we have received from the laboratory tests, the best testimonial that the IDT system is superior in restoring lost fuel economy, restoring lost horsepower and reducing emissions is still our extensive field experience," Melody added.
A copy of the test summary or the full test report may be obtained by calling 800/841-8810, ext. 134.
MotorVac(R) Technologies designs, develops, assembles and markets unique technological solutions for the service and repair of automotive fluid systems. Product lines include specialty chemicals and shop equipment for servicing fuel systems and transmission systems. MotorVac(R)'s products are distributed to service shops, fleets and government agencies in more than 70 countries worldwide.
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