diesel engine valve Articles

  • Soot level – a diesel engine lube oil condemning limit

    While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel oil condemning limits, it is well known that excessive soot in the lube oil causes abnormal valve and injection-train wear.  It can also increase exhaust emissions and clog filters.  Typically, the suggested limit for soot is in the neighborhood of 3% but can go much higher.  With the new ASTM Method D7686, truck, bus, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Retrofitting diesel engines: reducing the emissions of our ideal power source

    Over the past several years, Avogadro Environmental has been working with a number of clients to develop proactive environmental programs as part of their EPA Performance Track and ISO 14001 management systems.  Many client companies that are proactively implementing measures to reduce their environmental footprint are looking for ideas.  Diesel engine retrofits for off-road stationary and mobile ...

  • On the Ground with Diesel Corrosion - Case Study

    When the EPA revealed the results of its study in July on the increasing presence of substantial corrosion in diesel fuel tanks, it proved that the problem is much larger than anyone anticipated. The facts are staggering: 83%of the diesel tank systems exhibited moderate-to-severe corrosion. 75%of the owner/operators of those diesel tanks had no idea it was ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Portable IR Analyzer Provides ASTM Field Test Method for Measuring Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks Enterprise, gives users an approved ASTM testing method for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils -- ASTM Method D7686-2011 entitled “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter Infrared (IR) instrument.” While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Introduction of ECU Calibration tool, STARS Calibrate

    The control of engine is becoming more complicated over the years for balancing clean exhaust gas with high merchantability in addition to the fuel mileage improvement demand today and is controlled by the computer, ECU (Engine Control Unit). As the example of complexes, there are the implementation of Variable Valve Technology, Direct Injection to Gasoline Engine/Common-Rail Injection to Diesel ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Winter is coming: precautions to protect your pumps

    Now that we are running up to December, the weather in the Northern hemisphere is slowly getting colder and colder. Although Western Europe has been fortunate with a reasonably mild fall, we are expected to get a harsh winter this year, meaning that it is good to prepare for the cold season. Being pump people, this means that we need to take precautions to protect our ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Crisafulli submersible pumps and power units-case study

    In June, 1997, Mr. Quinn of EPCO, the customer's designated agent, inspected the systems at Crisafulli's manufacturing plant, and these made in Montana pumping systems were tested and shipped to Siberia. SRS Crisafulli, Inc., founded in 1966, is one of a few select manufacturers of specialized, engineered pumping and dredging systems in the United States. From its beginning, SRS Crisafulli has ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Hydrodynamic additive mixing is defined by hashing of molecules

    Additives and components dissolution in liquids are explained by hashing of molecules of different substances and grades. It is essential that the volume of a mix can differ from the sum of volumes of unmixed substances that testifies various compactness of molecular systems. So, at mixture of 100 cm of water and 100 cm of alcohol turn out to a total of 196 cm of a mix: in a mix of a molecule ...


    By GlobeCore Blending

  • Additives mixing effect fuel consumption

    Additives are an instrument of fuel operational development properties which can’t be provided with the previous stages of fuel producing. They lead to product correction, instead of participate in the main method of production. Their efficiency is caused by chemical structure, structure of a basic base, mutual influence and additives mixing process. Improvers which affect some parameters ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • The Retrofit route to large-scale refinery automation - Case Study

    Overview A major petrochemical modernisation programme in Turkey includes a retrofit project that will deliver automated actuation and control for over 900 valves at a refinery’s tank farms. Tupras is Turkey’s largest industrial company and leading refiner, operating four refineries of which the Izmit Refinery, in Kocael Province by the Sea of Marmara, is the largest. First ...


    By Rotork

  • Hydrodynamic additive mixing is defined by hashing of molecules

    Additives and components dissolution in liquids are explained by hashing of molecules of different substances and grades. It is essential that the volume of a mix can differ from the sum of volumes of unmixed substances that testifies various compactness of molecular systems. So, at mixture of 100 cm of water and 100 cm of alcohol turn out to a total of 196 cm of a mix: in a mix of a molecule ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Additives mixing effect fuel consumption

    Additives are an instrument of fuel operational development properties which can’t be provided with the previous stages of fuel producing. They lead to product correction, instead of participate in the main method of production. Their efficiency is caused by chemical structure, structure of a basic base, mutual influence and additives mixing process. Improvers which affect some parameters ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Methanol blending is alternative fuel of the future

    The main objective of “alcohol fuel power” field is increase of fuel resources for transport by using right alternative  such as ethanol and methanol blending with gasoline, which unlike pure oil fuel, are characterized renewable and have unlimited sources of raw materials. Margin of oil (valuable hydrocarbonic raw materials for petrochemical productions) and also a power ...


    By GlobeCore Blending

  • The NEW ELiTE 5TD/CD2 vacuum pipe lifter

    Lifting world safety levels for vacuum pipe lifters higher than ever before, the new ELiTE 5TD/CD2 for PE and steel pipe demonstrates new state-of-the-art environmental and safety elements already praised and welcomed globally.      ...


    By Schoenbeck GmbH & Co. KG

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Typical Sensor Location Considerations

    The sensor mounting location within a space may be dependent on many variables. There are no specific formulas since each application will have it’s own determining factors and priorities. These include, but are not limited to: source of gas: Is the source a combustion exhaust from a vehicle or furnace or a vapour from a tank spill, pipe leak, or faulty valve? density of ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Two models for tank cleaning

    Fluid treatment specialist Algae- X International, Fort Myers, Fla., has expanded its Mobile Tank Cleaning (MTC) series with two new models. The MTC 500-AFR is an adjustable flow rate system for use with a wide range of tank sizes and fluid types such as diesel, biodiesel and hydraulic fluid. The MTC 1000-LX is the next generation of Algae-X’s MTC 1000 unit, now with stainlesssteel plumbing and ...


    By AXI International

  • GEM steam traps stop mechancial trap failure & reduce condensate return pressure by 51% at KNPC shuaiba refinery

    Keeping on top of the constant challenge of repairing and replacing thousands of mechanical steam traps is no longer a problem at KNPC’s Shauiba Refinery in Kuwait following the successful conversion of 1,750 mechanical traps to Thermal Energy International’s award winning GEM Venturi Orifice design.  In addition, KNPC, a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Association, has seen ...

  • Gas Monitoring for Ventilation Control and Energy Management

    The growing demand for underground and enclosed parking and maintenance garages (resulting from limitations on land availability) has increased the awareness and need for proper ventilation and control systems. In addition, increased health and safety programs have only added to the concerns of toxic and combustible gases in confined or enclosed spaces. Historically, ventilation and make-up air ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Large Diameter Impellers Make Trash Pumps More Versatile

    The introduction of these impellers allow for a higher range of discharge pressure. Pumps are available in many types—diaphragm, positive displacement and progressive cavity—but the most common is a centrifugal pump. Centrifugal pumps have an impeller that spins, transferring energy to the fluid by centrifugal force and directing the water to the discharge point within the ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

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