A test conducted by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has found that FriCSo Inc.'s surface engineering treatment (SET) significantly reduces particulate matter emissions, increases engine mechanical efficiency, and reduces fuel consumption.

A test conducted by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has found that FriCSo Inc.'s surface engineering treatment (SET) significantly reduces particulate matter emissions, increases engine mechanical efficiency, and reduces fuel consumption. FriCSo's technology reduces the friction between moving parts using a polymer-based machining process. SET creates an oil-retaining organic nanolayer chemically bonded to the metal surface, increases surface hardness and improves surface topography.

The test was performed on a four-cylinder tractor diesel engine and was conducted by the Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory of the Technion's Mechanical Engineering Faculty. The test consisted of two runs: the first (which served as a baseline) without any treatment of surfaces, and the second after replacing the engine's main friction parts (cylinder liners, piston pins, rocker shafts, valves etc.) with new parts treated with FriCSo’s SET.

The test results showed that using the SET treatment leads to a fuel consumption reduction of 0.4 to 4%, depending on engine RPM and load. SET treatment resulted in a substantial decrease of particulate matter emissions (43 to 46%), while oil consumption was reduced by 48% compared with the baseline case. In addition, SET treatment led to an improvement of about 2% in the engine’s mechanical efficiency.

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