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Method and Apparatus for Testing Catalytic Converter Durability

Abstract: 

The present application relates in general to an apparatus and to methods for testing the performance of an automotive catalytic converter under conditions simulating those which occur in motor vehicles over extended driving conditions. The application provides a novel swirl plate and a novel fuel injector which enable the burner to run stoichiometric for extended periods of time.

Patent Number: 
7,140,874
Date Of Issue: 
11/28/2006
Inventors: 

Melvin N. Ingalls Jr.; Gordon J. Bartley; Cynthia C. Webb