Research institutions conclusive evaluations into FPC combustion catalyst performance.
FPC is an organic metallic Combustion Catalyst that provides measurable fuel efficiencies when added to liquid hydrocarbon fuels.
Over the past twenty eight years, hundreds of on-site engineering standard tests have been conducted where, dependant on engine load and condition, fuel efficiencies of 2% to 8% have been measured following FPC treatment of fuel.
Several independent tests in world renowned organisations and universities have also been conducted. These tests have been conducted to strict International Engineering practices and have time and again proven the ability of FPC to promote a more complete combustion providing economic fuel efficiencies.
An outline of tests follows with full test reports available upon request.
1: University of Western Australia (U.W.A.) – March 2014
A major mining company requested the University of Western Australia (UWA) “Centre for Energy” investigate the effectiveness of FPC Combustion Catalyst when dosed into diesel fuel.
This desk top study steered by world renowned expert in the field of combustion, Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang concluded that FPC was capable of providing significant fuel savings. This led onto a four year comprehensive testing program predominantly funded by the Australian Research Council and the major mining company.
Conclusions from this study determined FPC will reduce fuel consumption by 2.4% to 4.5% in an as new engine, reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by up to 22% and Diesel Particulate Matter by up to 39%.
As acknowledged in UWA reports, greater fuel efficiencies can be expected in older engines.
2: University of Western Australia (U.W.A.) – November 2005
In conjunction with Rio Tinto’s Pilbara Iron Ore operations, fuel efficiency tests at UWA facility were conducted using generators fitted with fuel meters, load box facility and other test equipment to accurately measure fuel consumed for power produced.
Tests were conducted on both new and older engines to represent differing ages as would be expected in a general working environment. Two engines at a time were used, one as test whilst the second was used as the control engine to determine any climatic affected changes.
These tightly controlled tests proved the difficulties encountered when trying to accurately measure fuel consumption but by controlling as many of the variables as possible did provide evidence of fuel efficiency savings between 2% and 5.5%, dependant on engine and load, following FPC treatment of fuel.
3: Engine Systems Development Centre, Canada – May 2003
This test is designed to be conducted similar to the AAR RP-503 tests but at a more economical price.
Tests were conducted on a large single cylinder medium speed diesel engine operating at its most efficient mode of full power. Following FPC treatment a 1.67% to 1.71% fuel efficiency was measured.
4: CAD Railway Services Canada – February 2003
This test was similar to the SwRI test only conducted on a 3,200 EMD 12-710G3A locomotive at Low Idle, Notch 5 and Notch 8, being full load. These Engineering Standard tests provide evidence of a 2.5% to 7% fuel efficiency gain at differing loads following FPC treatment of fuel. Smoke emissions were reduced by 5.8% at Notch 8.
5: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) San Antonio, Texas – July 1992
SwRI is one of the world’s leading and largest research institutes. FPC was subjected to the stringent Association of American Railroads (AAR) Recommended Test Procedures (RP-503). This test consisted of the following:
– Fuel Property Test
– Caterpillar IG2 Engine Wear Test
– Twelve cylinder 2,500 HP EMD 645 E3B Engine Fuel Efficiency Test.
These three test phases provided evidence that FPC does not change fuel specifications or have any detrimental effect on engine parts and does provide measurable fuel efficiencies.
This large two stroke engine was run in its most efficient mode of full load and still provided evidence of a 1.74% fuel efficiency at a 99.9% confidence level following FPC treatment of fuel.
6: Western Australia Institute of Technology (W.A.I.T.) – November 1985
An extensive testing program was undertaken as part requirement for a degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. Testing was conducted on a Varimax variable compression test and research engine where a 2.5% fuel efficiency was measured following FPC treatment of fuel.
7: NSW Mines Department (Coal Branch) – 1978
The NSW Mines Department conducted exhaust emission tests on a Perkins D3-152 DI diesel engine. These tests conducted over a range of loads provided evidence of an average 38% reduction in unburnt hydrocarbons (soot) and a 3.6% reduction in CO2 following treatment of FPC to fuel.
These significant reductions in emissions relate to the effect of FPC providing a more complete combustion.
All of the above tests have been conducted to high International Engineering Standard Test Procedures totally independent of FPC Combustion Catalyst manufacturers or suppliers.
These tests provide clear evidence that depending on engine condition and load, fuel efficiencies of 1.7% to 7% are produced following treatment of fuel with this unique combustion catalyst.
Although some of these tests provided evidence of 1.7% to 2.5% efficiency, it must be pointed out that these test engines were operating at a steady state at their most efficient mode. In the field engines do not operate consistently in this mode and often cycle through inefficient throttle and engine speed settings. Substantial fuel efficiencies up to 7% to 8% can be realised following FPC treatment of fuel operating under normal working parameters.