Research and Test Services

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Small Compression Ignition Engine Emissions / Fuel Test Rig

SCIEEF has been developed to allow the use of small volumes of fuel to obtain exhaust emissions screening data. This engine dynamometer system, when tested in an eight mode ISO test cycle, has been shown to be representative of larger multi-cylinder four stroke diesel engines. The rig may be utilized to analyze the effects of additives, fuel components, blends of fuel components and alternative fuels. The test rig can provide data on engine operability, performance, combustion and injection characteristics, as well as exhaust emissions. SCIEEF testing services are available from AET - please contact us for a quotation.

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Lubricity Research and Test Services

AET offers lubricity bench tests performed on its modified Falex BOTD test rigs. Considerable R&D has been performed by AET and Falex to seal the fuel sample reservoir to prevent moisture laden ambient air from entering into the air space above the fuel sample, both during the test fuel dispensing process and during the 45 minute test period. A recently developed common rail test rig is also available for diesel fuel additive and fuel injection system component evaluation. This test bench has been fully operational since early May of 2005, and to date, approximately 200 hours of operation have been accumulated. Test data is recorded in accordance with the Bosch/CRC Test Cycle. Full engine test rig lubricity evaluation is also available for 2-stroke and 4-stroke high and medium speed diesel engines.


  • AET Facilities
  • Small Compression Ignition Engine Emission/Fuel Test Rig
  • Lubricity Testing
  • Alternative Fuels Testing - Dimethyl Ether
  • Military specification test capability (MIL SPEC 705 and 810) and associated calibration capability
  • Hands-on research capability for both medium and high speed diesel engines, with output power per cylinder ranging from 1 - 300 kW (specialized research/testing)
  • Engine test cells (with tank farm facilities and emissions measurement capability) Automated data acquisition and control systems (lab and field portable systems) Test cell temperature capability to -20 oC to +55 oC, air flow rate to 15,000 cfm
  • Cost effective engine/component durability test capability
  • Environmental chambers (-65 oC to +160 oC)
  • Vibration tables (variable amplitude/frequency)
  • Fuels, combustion and emissions laboratory capability and test support
    • Testing the ignition quality of diesel fuels
    • Testing the lubricity of diesel fuels
  • Mechanical/electronic equipment prototyping shop and CAD design capability
  • Tank Farm - For engine or engine component durability testing