The article describes the diesel fuel emulsifier developed by Fidus Controls Ltd. The unit is designed to be fitted to a diesel engine and is said to offer savings in fuel consumption of some 10% as well as reductions in engine noise and no exhaust emisions. The unit operates by emulsifying diesel fuel and water at constant volume, the mixture then being fed to the engine injectors in the normal way. On injection, the oil burns normally causing evaporation of the water resulting in increased combustion efficiency. Resulting fuel savings depend on vehicle usage as on urban, short-distance, journeys savings will be greater than on motorway operations.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 210
  • Serial:
    • BUSES
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 302
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0007-6392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM