Schenck to supply emission test systems to EPA’s NVFEL laboratory
6 October 2003
Schenck Development Test Systems of Troy, MI announced it has been awarded a contract to supply two integrated heavy duty diesel test systems to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, MI. These systems will enhance the EPA’s capabilities to test large onroad and nonroad engines operating in a variety of conditions and on a variety of fuels, including alternative fuels. A portion of this testing will be related to the 2007 diesel engine emissions rulemaking.
According to the September 2003 contract, Schenck Pegasus Corp., together with its sister company Interautomation Inc., will be responsible for design, configuration, assembly, integration, installation, calibration, commissioning and acceptance testing of two heavy duty diesel emission test systems for use in separate test cells. Each system will include a flexible automation and data acquisition system, engine dynamometer, engine throttle controller/positioner, dedicated safety monitoring system and instrumentation.
The systems will be based on Schenck’s latest test data acquisition and control system—STARS—an open test cell automation platform recently developed by SRH Systems, a joint venture among Schenck Pegasus, Ricardo, and Horiba.