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Benchtop Test System for Testing Spark Plug Durability

Abstract: 

A method and system for evaluating the durability of spark plugs. A test system simulates the pressure, temperature, and exhaust flow of an internal combustion engine, and has a test chamber in which these simulated conditions exist. A number of spark plugs are installed in the test chamber and are cycled through a desired ignition cycle. The test chamber temperature and pressure may be precisely controlled, as well as the duty cycle of spark events.

Patent Number: 
7,495,447
Date Of Issue: 
02/24/2009
Inventors: 

Terrence F. Alger II; Darius Mehta;Charles Edward Roberts Jr.