NO SMOKE WITHOUT GOOD DETECTION

Brief details are given of a smokemeter developed by the American Company Berkeley Controls, which it is said could hasten the introduction of acceptable diesel smoke legislation in the UK. The instrument can detect harmful smoke particles of down to approximately 0.3 microns in diameter, whereas the system used in Britain for testing purposes is inaccurate below 1 micron. Also it could easily be adapted for road-side checks unlike conventional equipment which can only be used in the laboratory. The system incorporates fast response electronics which enables tests to be made on transient engine conditions such as unloaded accelerations. This is particularly important when looking at the smoke performance of turbocharged diesel engines. Due to the fact that the international standards on lorry smoke are something of a jungle, the final form of UK legislation on the problem has yet to be decided. /TRRL/

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    IPC Magazine Limited

    King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LS,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-16

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 734
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 77
    • Issue Number: 1094
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM