FriCSo, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly technology and polymer-based devices that create a friction reduction nanolayer on moving parts, today announced that a test conducted by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology found that FriCSo's Surface Engineering Treatment (SET) highly reduces particulate matter emissions, increases engine mechanical efficiency, and reduces fuel consumption.
FriCSo's breakthrough SET technology reduces the friction between moving parts using an innovative polymer-based machining process. SET creates an oil-retaining organic nanolayer chemically bonded to the metal surface, increases surface hardness and improves surface topography.
The test was performed on a 4-cylinder tractor diesel engine. The test was conducted by the Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory of the Technion's Mechanical Engineering Faculty. The test consisted of two runs: the first (which served as a baseline) – without any treatment of surfaces, and the second – after replacing the engine's main friction parts (cylinder liners, piston pins, rocker shafts, valves etc.) with new parts treated with FriCSo’s SET.
The test results show that using the SET treatment leads to a fuel consumption reduction of 0.4%-4%, depending on engine RPM and load. SET treatment resulted in a substantial decrease of particulate matter emissions (43%-46%), while oil consumption was reduced by 48% compared with the baseline case. In addition, SET treatment led to an improvement of about 2% in the engine’s mechanical efficiency.
"This test is further proof that FriCSo's SET introduces a new era in energy efficiency and environmental protection," said Amir Weisberg, CEO of FriCSo, Inc. "FriCSo is setting a new standard for friction and wear reduction, and enables manufacturers to offer superior products to meet market demand, with unprecedented performance."