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Testing Using a Non-Engine Based Test System and Exhaust Product Comprising Alternative Fuel Exhaust

Abstract: 

A method for testing one or more test components including providing a non-engine based test system including a combustor in fluid communication with the one or more test components; supplying air and fuel to the combustor at an air to fuel ratio (AFR) and under feed conditions effective to produce a feedstream flowpath, wherein the fuel includes one or more alternative fuel which is gaseous at ambient conditions including atmospheric pressure and a temperature of about 20.degree. C. or higher, the supplying air and fuel including feeding the one or more alternative fuel to a pressure regulator to produce one or more pressure regulated alternative fuel and feeding the one or more pressure regulated alternative fuel to the combustor; combusting at least a portion of fuel in the feedstream flowpath under combustion conditions effective to produce an exhaust product including one or more alternative fuel exhaust; and, exposing the one or more test components to the exhaust product under test conditions effective to produce one or more treated components.

Patent Number: 
7,212,926
Date Of Issue: 
05/01/2007
Inventors: 

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