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

Projet en cours

Project affiliated to:
Project leader C.M.R. (Contrôle Mesure Régulation)
Industrials partners CMN (Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation) - SP3H
Research partners 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
Year of labeling 2008 - Joint Certification by CapEnergies & Optitec
Year of co-financing 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.