Process Combustion Corporation is the industry leader in providing pollution control equipment for Dynamometer Engine Testing applications. We have supplied most major American automobile manufacturers with state-of-the-art recuperative thermal oxidizer and non-recuperative thermal oxidizer systems designed to reduce emissions from their engine testing facilities and designed to meet or exceed all Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards.
As part of the automotive industry's constant commitment to product develop and product reliability, all automotive manufacturers conduct rigorous engine testing, engine part testing, transmission testing, and other test as part of their research & development programs. Engine testing is usually conducted using engine dynamometer test cells installed in the automotive manufacturer's engine production plant.
The engine dynamometer test cell (sometimes call "dyno's) is a highly instrumented and tightly controlled room in which the engine is directly coupled to the dynamometer. The sophisticated dynamometer allows the automotive engineer to simulate "real world" engine operating scenarios along with engine durability tests, engine performance tests, combustion analysis tests, engine emission tests, and other tests all aim at improving engine performance.
As one might expect, engine testing generates exhaust emissions which can contain high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (UHC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrogen (H 2), sulfur dioxide (SO 2), and carbon particulate. Under the new MACT standards, new or reconstructed engine test cells/engine test stands that test internal combustion engines with a rated power of ≥ 25 hp must limit emissions of carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons. In addition, many state implementation plans (SIP) require NOx emission limits as well.
To address all of these emission control issues, most automotive manufacturers have selected PCC's recuperative thermal oxidizer system which is designed specifically for the uniqueness of every dynamometer engine testing application. PCC's recuperative thermal oxidizer system offers the following advantages for every engine testing application:
Custom designed specifically for each engine test application
Designed for idle and wide open throttle (WOT) engine conditions
Proper engine exhaust collection header design that does NOT impact engine testing in any adverse way
Fuel efficient design features which minimize operating cost
Robust and reliable equipment which reduces maintenance & repair costs
Combustion chamber design features that ensure high destruction efficiency and environmental compliance.
User friendly PLC based control system with operator interface screen
Compact equipment arrangements which reduce plot space requirements
Field tested and proven design in this EXACT application
Maximum safeties included to ensure safe unattended operation
Process Combustion Corporation's recuperative thermal oxidizer system has been selected by automotive engineers, consulting engineers, environmental engineers, and engine testing personnel as the most reliable emission control technology for engine dynamometer testing applications.