fuel efficiency Articles

  • Flying high on fuel-efficiency

    Within an industry where little things count in terms of weight, distance and economy, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has come a long way in maximizing its fuel- efficiency. KLM has almost turned fuel-saving into a culture: since 2003 an increasing part of its entire organisation has been involved in decreasing kerosene consumption. This in order to save both costs and climate, as burning up one kilo ...

  • Hurricane MK cyclone system for PM emission reduction on a 2.5MWth biomass boiler at Britton Timbers. (8 760m3/h at 328°C) - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane Cyclone System type MK for particulate matter reduction from the flue gas of a biomass boiler in Australia. The boiler was installed at Britton Timbers, a diversified company with interests in timber harvesting, sawmilling, international timber import and export, and distribution. From humble ...

  • Fuel Homogenization

    The structure of the financial expenses of automotive businesses and boiler plants is quite varied, though it still allows to identify the main expenditures. First of all, it is the fuel, which accounts for no less than 40% of all costs. Fuel homogenization devices are designed to increase the quality of combustion, thereby saving resources. Homogenized fuel features good performance, ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Energy efficiency indicators for public electricity production from fossil fuels

    Electricity production is responsible for 32% of total global fossil fuel use, accounting for 132 EJ, and 41%, or 10.9 Gt of energy-related CO2 emissions. Improving the efficiency of electricity production therefore offers economic benefits and a significant opportunity for reducing dependence on fossil fuels, which helps to combat climate change and improve energy security. A set of indicators ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Burner Efficiency

    The Customer The Company is a world leader in combustion technology. They design and manufacture burners for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Process After the burners have been manufactured they must be tested to meet the standards of BTS-2000. This standard specifies the methods procedures for determining the performance and ...

  • Efficiency of a standard gas-turbine power generation cycle running on different fuels

    This paper presents a study of second-law efficiency in a standard Brayton combined cycle power generation, using several paraffinic fuels ranging from methane to heptane. The main objective of the study was to identify a trend with the number of carbon atoms in the compound. In this way, a qualitative criterion can be built to evaluate the properties of poor-quality gas turbine fuels containing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of rapeseed oil addition to a diesel fuel on thermodynamic efficiencies

    This paper presents a comparative energy and exergy analyses of a six–cylinder, four–stroke, direct injection diesel engine using diesel fuel and its mixture with rapeseed oil. Engine was used to obtain the experimental data at full–load conditions for constant 2100 rpm speed. It was found that the first– and second–law efficiencies were increased with biodiesel addition. On the other hand, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Alcoa Brazil improves efficiency and reduces emissions with Xp3 Fuel Additive

    Uses Xp3 in 3 of their plants in Brazil in furnaces that melt down aluminum to improve efficiency and reduce emissions. A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Their technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial ...


    By Xp3 Canada

  • EPA, DOT propose GHG/fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have jointed proposed a rule that would establish the first-ever greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards for buses and heavy-duty trucks. In a joint release on October 25, the agencies said that the new standards will result in GHG emissions reductions amounting to 250 ...

  • Xp3 Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance Case Study by Pepsi Guatemala

    PEPSI Guatemala Fuel: Diesel Machine/Type: Truck/Motor Test: Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance OBJECTIVE Evaluation of Xp³ for Diesel’s effectiveness in transport units Nos. 950 y 945. Fuel consumption history, oil analysis, and injectors were checked before Xp³ was added. Oil analyses were conducted after 5,352 km, with and without Xp³. In addition, a detail record of ...


    By Xp3 Canada

  • New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

    America’s vehicles are on the road to becoming cleaner. Last week, President Obama directed his administration to set new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and ...

  • Improving Fuel Efficiency - Fred Weber, Inc. Realizes Significant Fuel Savings Using Combustion Catalyst Systems

    To see and hear the two Caterpillar 988Fs loading the crusher at Fred Weber's North Stone Quarry in Maryland Heights, Mo., one might think they are just like any other large wheel loaders working on any other quarry or construction job site in the Midwest. They look, sound and run like any well-maintained 988Fs would as they move quickly between the piles and the plant, but these are different; ...

  • Embedding nuclear physics rules and fuel chemistry limits in control algorithms for a fuel-efficient nuclear reactor

    In a nuclear reactor, the energy which is stored in the fuel is proportional to the amount of fissile material. The consumption of that amount, after a set burn-up, should and must result in delivering a set energy, barring leakages (losses). The loss of energy due to an inefficient control algorithm, after a set burn-up, is a problem that no one has yet addressed. Nuclear fuel chemists and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bio-fuels- Anaerobic digestion

    Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which micro organisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. It is widely used to treat wastewater sludges and organic (agricultural) wastes.  As part of an integrated waste management system, anaerobic digestion reduces the emission of gas into the atmosphere. Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy source because the ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Modeling Analysis of Fuel Sprays

    Current engine development processes in which computations play an important role have sought for numerical models which can accurately represent phenomena in spray combustion. The authors have developed original sub-models taking into account the effects of extensive spray combustion phenomena including nozzle cavitation, droplet breakup behavior, multi-component evaporation process, spray-wall ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Fuel Economy Guide

    How to Use this Guide How we get the fuel economy estimates The fuel economy estimates are the average of test results conducted for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The vehicles are driven by professional drivers in controlled laboratory conditions. The results are adjusted to account for differences between the controlled laboratory conditions ...


  • Fueling the demand for solar systems

    Solar street lighting market valued at $15B by 2024 It’s no secret governments and companies are trending toward reducing, or eliminating, their carbon footprint, and their dependence on fossil fuels.  This is due to a number of factors including increasingly more education on environmental impacts, more transparency, and a widespread desire to be eco-friendly.  It’s ...


    By Urban Solar

  • Certain requirements for fuel blending

    Fuel, as well as all products, has certain requirements: it shouldn’t change the structure during the transporting and storage, to cause a deposit and gumming on engine parts, to intensify corrosion processes, to have the increased toxicity. Operation reliability of any engine, its capacity, durability, toxicity of exhaust in many respects depends on fuel quality. Commodity gasoline ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • FUEL-WASH Mercaptan Removal

    Summary Finding the right treating solution to remove impurities from hydrocarbon streams is a challenging task for any refiner and one of the chief research scientists from the Merichem Company found the FreshAWL chemistry as an interesting and plausible solution to assist in their processing systems for the removal of Mercaptans from RSH (Mercaptan Laden) Kerosene. FreshAWL ...


    By FreshAWL, LLC

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