The CRU is the ideal tool for characterization of fuels ignition and combustion properties.
From a small amount of fuel sample, a user defined test program covering of up to 20 different physical conditions can be run. This product is used within development of diesel fuel-compositions and additves for optimization of diesel fuel.
Testing over a range of conditions may reveal more information about the specific fuel or additive than a single point test which is typically used for determination of Cetane Number. Cetane Number instruments are typically testing at a pressure and temperature condition equal to low load in a modern Diesel Engine.
This way CRU has successfully been used as a tool for screening fuel additives and diesel fuel components, prior to the much more expensive and time consuming Engine tests.
CRU – Standard configuration
The standard Edition CRU comes with a multi-hole automotive common rail diesel injector and a combustion chamber geometry suitable for the wide spray pattern. The user software supports user defined test program consisting of up to 20 physical conditions per sample, and a software tool for analysis and presentation of the results.
The charge mixing feature automatically blends in a user defined fraction CO2 or other inert gas to reduce O2 content of charge. This is a useful feature for mimicking EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) in a diesel engine.
In cooperation with customers Fueltech Solutions have developed tailor-made combustion instrument and features. In addition to CVCC expertise our in-house competence ranges from mechanical engineering to electronics and software development.