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With wide range of engine dynamometers, emission system and other equipments engine is optimized for emissions, performance, better fuel economy or durability. A systematic way of optimizing various options as an outcome of design phase like FIE parameters (FIP & Injector variables), combustion bowls & matching of turbocharger characteristics etc is carried out. Selection & matching of after treatment devices like Catalytic convertor particulate traps, EGR etc.
Facilities for optimization and development includes
  Engine dynamometers (10 – 580 kW)
  Transient  engine dynamometers (309 kW max)
  9 performance test cells, 3 durability test cells
  Emission Analysers (Raw, Raw +FTIR, Raw +Dilute)
  Full Flow Dilution Tunnel (90 m3/min) suitable for heavy duty engines
  Partial flow Particulate Measurement  System
  Unregulated exhaust spices measurements.
  Conditioned intake air system
  Fuel consumption meters for diesel, gasoline, CNG & LPG
  Resistive Load Bank
  ECU calibration Tools
 
High speed data acquisition system for dynamic measurements of combustion and injection pressure, needle and valve lift, rotary oscillations, gas exchange process, heat release, rotary and thermodynamic analysis and concerto post processing soft wares
  Flow rig for port development

Common Rail Engine Optimization
Engine Optimization for meeting Euro IV and above and calibration of ECU for timing maps, multiple injections, rail pressures, EGR tuning etc.

Predictive models
Development, optimization and calibration of diesel engine parameters have become extremely complex, because the recent technology engines have too many parameters and their interactions, which play significant role in controlling emissions. To reduce development time and cost, a systems approach to engine optimization is possible through an effective Design of Experiment (DoE).