Fuel System Environmental Evaluation
Office of Automotive Engineering



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image: Scientists develop test protocols that combine contamination, pressure cycle, thermal cycle, and vibration in a single test, providing close to real-world test data in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Scientists develop test protocols that combine contamination, pressure cycle, thermal cycle, and vibration in a single test, providing close to real-world test data in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Numerous services to study and evaluate the durability of fuel systems and components are available at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Services include:

  • Thermal cycle testing
  • Vibration and resonance evaluation
  • Pressure cycle testing
  • Flow cycle testing
  • Durability simulation

Scientists and engineers develop simulated environments that are sufficient to measure acceptable performance and longevity of fuel systems:

  • Components
  • Subsystems
  • Final assemblies

For production verification, sufficient environmental stresses are added to detect workmanship or process faults.

Related Terminology

contaminants  •  fuel components  •  fuel system components  •  powertrain components  •  air induction systems  •  lubricant systems  •  automotive safety  •  vehicle performance  •  contamination damage  •  fuel injectors  •  functionality testing  •  contamination sensitivity and durability testing  •  contaminant chemical composition determination  •  contaminant particle size evaluation  •  thermal cycle testing  •  vibration and resonance evaluation  •  pressure cycle testing  •  flow cycle testing  •  durability simulation

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
05/14/14