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Catalytic Converter Testing

Abstract: 

A method and apparatus for testing the durability of a catalytic converter incorporating a catalyst support honeycomb supported by a resilient mounting material within an exterior converter enclosure, the method comprising vibrating the exterior of the converter enclosure while the converter is heated to a predetermined testing temperature and while the force or acceleration applied to the catalyst support honeycomb by the vibrating exterior enclosure and resilient mounting layer is measured.

Patent Number: 
6,298,729
Date Of Issue: 
10/09/2001
Inventors: 

Robert J. Locker;Constance B. Sawyer;Douglas J. Fox;James F. Unruh