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Subject: TITAN CERTIFIED Launches New Website
(Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:50PM by Media Manager) Tags:
TITAN CERTIFIED Launches New Website


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Subject: Increase Gas Mileage by Preventing Friction Loss
(Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 08:23AM by Media Manager) Tags:
 

                                   Global Energy Consumption
                                     Due to Friction in Engines


Increase Gas Mileage by Preventing Friction Loss


A joint study from the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland and America's Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has concluded that at least one third of a car's fuel consumption is used in overcoming friction. Friction loss has a direct impact on both fuel consumption and as a result, air emissions. However, there is available technology and technology under development that will make it possible to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 18 percent within a decade. Within 25 years, the researchers estimate fuel consumption can be reduced by over 60 percent.

Owning and driving a car is deeply embedded into the American fabric. This nation drives more vehicles, and more miles per vehicle, than any on Earth. Around the world, car usage is also on the rise, particularly in the large modernizing Asian economies.

Automobile emissions are one of the greatest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, the acquisition of cheap oil is becoming increasingly scarcer and often comes from dangerous or unfriendly countries. This is why increasing vehicle fuel economy should be front and center in the minds of auto consumers and producers.

There are 612 million cars in the world today, and the average car drives 13,000 km per year (8,100 miles). The study found that each car has to burn 340 liters of fuel (90 gallons) just to overcome friction, costing an average 510 euros per year ($650).

For the average car engine, only 38 percent of its energy output is actually used to mechanically propel the car. The rest goes to cooling and exhaust. Of the mechanical energy actually used, 33 percent is lost to friction, plus an additional 5 percent to air resistance.

The friction loss can be further broken down as follows. 35 percent is spent overcoming rolling resistance in the wheels. Another 35 percent is lost in the engine itself. 15 percent is lost in the gearbox and another 15 percent in braking. This means in total, only 21.5 percent of the energy output of the fuel is used to move the car. The rest is wasted.

The researchers found various technologies that can drastically reduce friction loss. These include new surface coatings and textures, lubricant additives, and low friction tires inflated to higher than normal pressures. Micro-etching on the surface of a material, for instance, can be used to guide the flow of lubricants, reducing friction up to 50 percent and fuel consumption by 4 percent. Also, ionic liquids which contain electrically charged molecules can reduce friction by a further 50 percent, decreasing fuel consumption.

Other ways to influence fuel consumption is in driver behavior. Reducing top speed by 10 percent will translate into a 16% boost in fuel efficiency. Slower speeds will also make higher tire pressures possible.

There are many other innovative solutions described in the report. Each will help make driving a car more practical in the future. The report has been published in the journal, Tribology International.

Link to published article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301679X11003501

 

Subject: Fuel Reduction In The Trucking Industry Must Be A Priority
(Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 11:27AM by Media Manager) Tags:

Fuel Reduction In The Trucking Industry Must Be A Priority





Province NEWSPAPER July 23, 2013

We are all supposed to be on the hunt for new and innovative ways to save, conserve, and reuse energy. No more wasting.

It’s not just a mindset these days: It has become a must-do task. Everyone of us is expected to be an active participant, and that boils down to my industry, too.

Big rigs of today average about 39 litres per 100 km, or for some old-timers still on that other scale, 6 mpg. That’s not good enough in this day and age of energy conservation.

Goals have been set to achieve 23.5 litres per 100 km. It may sound like a fantasy, but I for one do believe it will become reality, and in very short order no less.

Let me explain what’s been going on behind a number of closed doors.

Fifteen trucking industry manufacturers have started to experiment with everything from engines to vehicle power demands, including idle reducing technology and use of new and lighter materials, such as carbon fibre and special higher strength steel.

This is not just a bunch of tweaking, but down and dirty re-designing and implementation.

A couple of well-known engine builders are developing workable systems that focus on recapturing the heat from the truck’s exhaust system and transforming it into reusable mechanical power.

Piston sizes will become smaller, low friction pumps added, and the goal of a lower carbon footprint from each truck is starting to be realized.

Just such a heat recovery system could increase one truck’s fuel economy by five per cent. That may seem a small number, but it is a very large advanced step on the energy trail.

The transmissions are part of the equation too, as more and more automatics are being installed.

This simple additional change has made it possible to lower the rig’s cruising speed down to approximately 1,200 rpm, and over the length of one rig’s trip, that represents major fuel conservation.

The trucks and trailers are already becoming even more streamlined, to cut air resistance.

When you next see one of our rigs on the road, just think of this: Only 40 per cent of the energy in a load of diesel is turned into power that we can use. That is not very efficient in today’s world.

Where does the other 60 per cent go? Heat transfer wastes 24 per cent, friction gobbles up another 10 per cent, and the remaining 24 to 26 per cent goes up the stack.

The North American demand for diesel fuel is ever increasing, with some forecasters predicting commercial transportation will consume 70 per cent more energy in 2040 compared to today.

And in the developing countries, their demand for diesel is ever greater.

So you can see why changes have to come, and come now.

Over the next four years, government mandates will require fuel efficiency improve by 10 to 23 per cent. On its heels will be another mandate that will call for an additional improvement of 10 to 20 per cent.

Today, we big-rig drivers may be the folks everyone loves to hate, but we don’t care because we seem to be leading the rest of the motoring public on the road to energy and fuel conservation.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY

So are there other ways to support and help the trucking industry to reduce fuel cost. Absolutely, and they are right in front of us.

The Fleet Going Green Program was recently launched as an innovative, simple and cost effective way to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in the trucking, marine, rail and Industrial sectors by using the CealDoctor Self-healing Nanotechnology Engine Treatment to heal and tighten tolerances within the cylinders and rings of a fossil fuelled engine, then stacking that technology with advanced fuel treatment products and other technologies. This approach is seeing anywhere from 6.6% to in some cases up to 14.6% reductions and cost savings. This approach offers a very high ROI and little to no added infrastructure costs.

Visit the website at www.fleetgoinggreen.com or www.cealdoctor.com for more information.




 

 



Subject: Cealtec and International Stage Lines Sign Engine Test Agreement
(Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:58AM by Media Manager) Tags:
 
PRESS RELEASE

Cealtec and International Stage Lines Sign Engine Test Agreement


February 19, 2013 - Cealtec Products Inc. (CEALTEC) of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is pleased to announce that as a result of discussions with International Stage Lines Inc. (ISL) President, George Pullman and Vice President, Bob Myhre, they have entered into a formal agreement with ISL of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada to jointly perform a series of tests relating to improving engine performance and reducing fuel consumption.

Each bus and coach engine will receive a CealDoctor™ nanotechnology based particle treatment for delivery to the cylinder walls and pistons using existing crankcase engine oil as the carrier. The nano particles will help to heal the damaged and worn areas of the test engines. The test protocol and management of the project will be controlled over a 90 day period by Mr. Oh, Fleet Maintenance Manager and Heather Leslie, Operations Manager at ISL, with the assistance of Cealtec management. www.cealdoctor.com

About International Stage Lines Inc. (ISL)

International Stage Lines is the Premier Charter Motorcoach company in the Pacific Northwest. You will love the luxury of their fleet of deluxe extra wide MCI highway coaches. ISL is committed to innovation in the waste of energy and BioEnergy solutions. They operate a fleet of 40 coaches and 3 smaller buses, in a variety of seating capacities. They are a private charter motorcoach operator, and can custom design their services to meet the demands of any groups. ISL’s dispatch office and maintenance facility is located in Richmond, British Columbia making them an ideal choice for large events and shuttles. ISL is also able to arrange service throughout Western Canada for charters through the Canadian Rockies, as well as transfers to Seatac Airport. www.islbus.com  

About Cealtec Products Inc. (Cealtec) and CealDoctor

Cealtec™ located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is a privately held company with exclusive worldwide manufacturing and distribution rights for all CealDoctor™ Nanotechnology Self-healing Engine Treatments. Our advanced healing products have been designed at the nanotechnology level and are formulated to treat most types of fossil fueled engines and power plants that require long lasting internal cures from damage caused from wear and foreign particle damage. Minor cracks and other types of engine wear can be healed in many situations to restore original performance. The treatment is permanent.

CealDoctorSelf-healing Engine Treatment can be used in almost any type of reciprocating fossil fueled, combustion engine in motorcycle, vehicle, industrial equipment, rail and marine applications. Metal nano powders are used to recover the damaged areas of the engines cylinder walls and rings because the parts of the engine are being targeted are metal. This is achieved using characteristics of +/- charge and self-assembly, pressure and heat.

Conventional engine treatments are made with Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2), graphite and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)— ingredients that easily degrade in high temperature environments, leading to frequent applications. CealDoctor™ Copper-Nickel (Cu-Ni) alloy particles bond into the micro pours, damaged and worn areas to create a permanent heal and do not oxidize under the high temperatures. This means that frequent re-application is not necessary. CealDoctor™ can improve engine performance in the following areas:

 Reduces harmful CO2 Emissions

 Contributes to passing government emissions testing

 Reduces oil consumption

 Extends the life cycle of many engines

Reduces smoke

 Improves engine power

 Improves fuel economy

 Reduces noise and vibration

 Reduces oil consumption

 Reduces maintenance costs

Issued by: Barry Good, President & CEO Cealtec Products Inc.

                  ir@cealtec.com Toll Free Call 1-888-838-8818

A Strategic Partner in the Fleet Gone Green Program

www.fleetgonegreen.com  

Subject: CealDoctor Test Commences at Cedar Road BioEnergy
(Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 01:33PM by Media Manager) Tags:

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PRESS RELEASE

January 22, 2013 - Cealtec Products Inc. (CEALTEC) of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is pleased to announce that on December 7th, 2012 they entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cedar Road BioEnergy Inc.  (CRB) of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada to jointly perform a series of tests relating to improving engine performance, reducing fuel consumption, monitoring cylinder compression and GHG emissions, using an advanced nanotechnology self-healing engine treatment known as CealDoctor™ in one of their main power plants.   www.cealdoctor.com

 The test officially commenced on January 18, 2013 at CRB’s Nanaimo facility located within The Nanaimo BioEnergy Centre. A Turbo charged GE Jenbacher J312 GS engine received the advanced CealDoctor™ nano treatment for delivery to the cylinder walls and pistons using existing crankcase engine oil as the carrier. The nano particles will help to heal the damaged and worn areas of the engine. The test protocol and management of the project will be controlled over a 90 day period by CRB’s Engineering and Operations Technologist, Alex Conly with the assistance of CEALTEC’s Consulting Engineer, Daniel Coghill of Alba Engineering of Delta, BC.
 
The Nanaimo BioEnergy Centre, is a collaborative development & demonstration platform. Where private and public stakeholders, and partners come together to innovate. Achieving measurable leading commercial outcomes in GHG reduction and distributed waste to energy conversion for small to medium sized landfills. This partnership includes the Regional District of Nanaimo, BC BioEnergy Network and Cedar Road BioEnergy Inc. with funding support by the British Columbia’s Innovative Clean Energy Fund (ICE), Community Futures of Nanaimo, Natural Resources Canada, CIBC and Suncurrent Industries Inc.
 
About Cedar Road BioEnergy Inc.
Owner and operator of the Nanaimo BioEnergy Centre, committed to innovating in the waste to energy BioEnergy solutions. A member company of the Suncurrent Group, a Canadian private business which implements renewable energy projects, building a better environment in the America’s since 1981. www.suncurrent.ca
 
About Cealtec Products Inc. and CealDoctor™
Cealtec ® located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is a privately held company with exclusive worldwide manufacturing and distribution rights for all CealDoctor™ Nanotechnology Self-healing Engine Treatments. Our advanced healing products have been designed at the nanotechnology level and are formulated to treat most types of fossil fueled engines and power plants that require long lasting internal cures from damage caused from wear and foreign particle damage. Minor cracks and other types of engine wear can be healed in many situations to restore original performance. The treatment is permanent.

CealDoctor™ Self-healing Engine Treatment can be used in almost any type of reciprocating fossil fueled, combustion engine in motorcycle, vehicle, industrial equipment, rail and marine applications. Metal nano powders are used to recover the damaged areas of the engines cylinder walls and rings because the parts of the engine being targeted are metal. This is achieved using characteristics of  +/- charge and self-assembly, pressure and heat.
Conventional engine treatments are made with Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2), graphite and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)—ingredients that easily degrade in high temperature environments, leading to frequent applications. CealDoctor™ Copper-Nickel (Cu-Ni) alloy particles bond into the micro pours, damaged and worn areas to create a permanent heal and do not oxidize under the high temperatures. This means that frequent re-application is not necessary. CealDoctor™ can improve engine performance in the following areas:

• Reduces harmful CO2 Emissions
• Contributes to passing government emissions testing
• Reduces oil consumption
• Extends the life cycle of many engines
• Reduces smoke
• Improves engine power
• Improves fuel economy
• Reduces noise and vibration
• Reduces oil consumption
• Reduces maintenance costs



Issued by:  Barry Good, President & CEO Cealtec Products Inc.
                    A Strategic Partner in the Fleet Gone Green Program        ir@cealtec.com  or Toll Free Call 1-888-838-8818
Subject: Emission and Fuel Savings Technology Options For Engines
(Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:53AM by Media Manager) Tags:

 Emission and Fuel Savings Technology Options For Engines


 
All engines – diesel, gasoline, propane, and natural gas – produce exhaust containing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and oxides of nitrogen. These emissions result when complete combustion does not take place in the cylinder. Diesel engines also produce particulate matter. As more focus is placed on health and environmental issues, governmental agencies throughout the world are enacting tougher emissions laws.
 
Because so many diesel engines are used in trucks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their counterparts in Europe and Japan first focused on setting emissions regulations for the on-road market.
 
Reduced emissions don’t have to come at the expense of engine performance. Engineers utilize a combination of innovative engine design and new technology to improve fuel economy and performance while meeting emissions regulations.
 
Available technologies for reducing emissions include:
 

• Charge air cooling
• In-cylinder solutions including nanotechnology treatments
• Exhaust gas recirculation
• Adding Turbochargers
• Fuel injection systems
• Full authority electronic controls
• After treatments including advanced fuel treatments
• Stacking technologies and treatments
 
Please have a review of the Fleet Gone Green Program at www.fleetgonegreen.com

Subject: Revolutionary Jet Engine
(Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:07AM by Media Manager) Tags:
 
                                                           

Britain to Australia in four hours'
with new Revolutionary Engine


Passengers could fly to Australia in as little as four hours after British scientists invented a new cooling system
which they described as "the biggest breakthrough in propulsion since the jet engine"

By , Science Correspondent

This would allow a jet engine to run safely at much higher power than is currently possible without overheating, meaning it could reach speeds of more than 2,000mph.

Alan Bond, who led the research, said: "If you wanted to go to Australia, or anywhere else in the antipodal world in four hours or so, then that would be the best way to go and you would pay [the cost of] a first class or business class flight."

Incorporating the "Sabre" engine system into a passenger aircraft would involve redesigning its entire engine, so inventors do not expect it would ever be used for more than 10 per cent of flights.

But they claim it could revolutionise space flight, the purpose it was designed for, by allowing aircraft to fly directly into orbit and back to earth in one clean stage.

Subject: Gas Prices and Sandy
(Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 09:27AM by Media Manager) Tags:

GAS PRICE RELIEF AFTER SANDY


Gas prices have now been climbing for more than 13 weeks and the national average retail diesel price fell 4.9 cents to $4.09 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Sept. 24, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

The average price of diesel in the U.S. increased 5.6 cents to $4.15 per gallon, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) - adding that expectations for a "normal" cold winter is already boosting demand for heating oil, which could lead to further hikes diesel fuel prices as both are made from the same petroleum distillate stock.

Now a fith day of gasoline "panic buying" at the pumps among storm-stricken New York area motorists prompted authorities on Friday to tap strategic oil reserves and waive shipping regulations even as limited deliveries resumed in the battered region.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo said he would temporarily lift tax and registration requirements on tankers docking in the New York Harbor, which had just reopened to oil vessels. The main fuel pipeline from the Gulf Coast region also resumed shipments last Friday, while a handful of oil storage terminals also began shipping out fuel again under generator power.The U.S. government said it will loan two million gallons of diesel from the Northeast emergency heating oil reserve to the military for recovery efforts, and waived rules barring foreign-flagged vessels from carrying fuel between U.S. ports in a bid to boost supplies.

Governor Cuomo stated."There should be a real change in conditions and people should see it quickly,".

While the waivers sent benchmark New York gasoline futures two per cent lower, they will do little to address the biggest obstacle to getting fuel to consumers: the power outages that have shut nearly two-thirds of the filling stations in the New Jersey and New York City area and are still hindering service at major oil terminals and refineries along the harbor.

Faced with losing another day of business, William Torrens got up at 5 a.m. in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to queue for fuel. The owner of All Clear Plumbing waited for four hours in a six-block line at a Sunoco station before finally getting gasoline for his truck and home generator.

"I haven't seen something like this since I was a kid and there was a gas shortage," Torrens said, adding the shortage was costing his business money.

"I can't spare a truck to sit for four hours in line. When my guys run out of gas, they're going to have to sit."

In Brooklyn, taxi drivers hunted for fuel. Long lines formed outside even empty stations after rumours spread they would soon receive fuel deliveries. Officials said the number of cabs on the road by Friday morning was down 24 per cent from last week.

By the end of the Friday, motorist group AAA said the situation was slowly improving as some areas had their power restored. But the U.S. Energy Information Administration said two-thirds of service stations in the New York City area were still without gasoline for sale.

Prices at the pump have remained steady despite the shortages, AAA said, averaging just below $4 a gallon in New York City, 2 cents lower than last week. However, on Long Island, where only a third of all stations were working, average gasoline prices jumped 5 cents from a day earlier.

But online, Craigslist users started offering gasoline for as much as $15 a gallon to motorists and homeowners not wishing to brave the lines.

There were some signs the situation could improve as the complex New York Harbor network of terminals, storage tanks and pipelines was finally returning to service.

Speaking with Governor Cuomo at a press conference, Rear Admiral Daniel Abel of the U.S. Coast Guard said fuel barges in New York Harbor may be allowed to pump gasoline directly from barges into oil tanker trucks waiting on the dock.

"We're looking at creative alternatives," Abel said. "They (can) hose the fuel directly from the barge to a truck, if they can do that safely."



Subject: 2013 Drag Racing Hall of Fame
(Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 03:08PM by Media Manager) Tags:



2013 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame
Inductees Named


The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, based at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (Ocala, Florida) has announced the inductees for the 23rd class to the Hall of Fame for the year 2013. The induction ceremony will take place in Gainesville, Florida, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, Thursday, March 14, 2013, preceding the NHRA Gatornationals. A cocktail reception starts at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. NHRA Announcer Bob Frey will again serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes:

 

  • Dave Boertman (Norton Shores, Michigan)
  • Wally Booth (Beverly Hills, Michigan)
  • Bernie Fedderly (Brownsburg, Indiana)
  • Harry Hibler (Shadow Hills, California)
  • Hirata, Hobbs & Vodnik (Kenny Hirata – Lowell, Indiana; Phil Hobbs – Greenwood, Indiana); Bobby Vodink – Oak Forest, Illinois)
  • K.S. Pittman (Springfield, Missouri)
  • Dick Rosberg (Rockingham, North Carolina)
  • Louis Senter (Encino, California)
  • The Founders Award – Dr. Robert C. Post, PhD (Easton, Maryland)

The honorees are selected by a committee of veteran drag-racing and performance industry figures.
 

Subject: Marine Conversion to Natural Gas
(Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 02:45PM by Media Manager) Tags:

The American Clean Skies Foundation has released a study on
how maritime vessels might be converted to natural gas.
CealDoctor Self-healing Treatments could provide the answer at significantly lower costs, and with extended benefits for the fleet operators.


 

The ACSF study “offers the first in-depth look at the challenges and prospects for converting U.S.-flagged marine vessels to liquefied natural gas.”

In short, “The maritime industry can follow the path of other transportation sectors, which have looked to natural gas to move goods instead of relying on more expensive (and dirtier) diesel fuel,” ACSF says.

“On the environmental front, the maritime industry is facing federal regulations to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and sulfur dioxide, which will require switching to ultra-low sulfur diesel,” states a study summary. “Low in sulfur, LNG can be used to comply with the regulations. Norwegian shipping fleets have been successfully operating on LNG for years.”

Acknowledged obstacles include the high cost of vessel conversion and the lack of LNG infrastructure, especially at marine ports.

“Conversion of vessels to LNG operation is expensive,” the study cautions. “It can cost up to $7 million to convert a medium-sized tug to operate on natural gas, almost $11 million to convert a large car and passenger ferry, and up to $24 million to convert a Great Lakes bulk carrier.

“Approximately one sixth of this cost relates to conversion of the vessel engines and the rest is for installation of LNG storage tanks and related safety systems and ship modifications.”

 


 


 

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