Fuel System Environmental Evaluation
Office of Automotive Engineering
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:
- Final assemblies
For production verification, sufficient environmental stresses are added to detect workmanship or process faults.
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