Improving the environmental impact and reducing fuel consumption of engines using heavy fuel oil, through infrared analysis

Projet en cours

Projet affilié à:
Porteur du projet C.M.R. (Contrôle Mesure Régulation)
Partenaires industriels CMN (Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation) - SP3H
Partenaires recherche UMR CNRS-UMR6263 Aix Marseille (LSCC), laboratoire de recherche Moteurs de l’Ecole Centrale de Marseille
Budget 3 700 K€
Cofinanceur publics FUI (Single Interministerial Fund) & PACA regional authorities
Année de labellisation 2008 - Joint Certification by CapEnergies & Optitec
Année de cofinancement 2009

The AIRCLAIR project objective is to design, develop, and make available prototypes of a new sensor capable of continuously analyzing the quality of fuel at the engine inlet, and instantly modifying the engine settings (electronic injection).

The goal is to continually optimize engine performance based on the actual fuel quality: heavy fuel oil, natural gas, gas recovery, for a gain of 5% or more in consumption, depending on the quality of the fuel, whilst remaining within pollutant emission limits.