New Hydrogen System Claims Better Fuel Economy, Lower Emissions
June 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Highline Technical Innovations Inc., creator of a hydrogen system used in the marine and agricultural industries, now offers its HY-Impact line of Intelligent Hydrogen Systems for all industries using diesel engines.
The HY-Impact system runs on fewer than 3 amps of power and requires one cup of distilled water every 900 operating hours.
Highline has merged with Alternative Hydrogen Systems Group Sales & Marketing to form Alternative Hydrogen Solutions, a company dedicated to bringing these products to market. For industries using diesel engines, AHS's Intelligent Hydrogen Systems will mean a reduction in fuel costs and more environmentally friendly engines, the company says.
The HY-Impact system increases fuel economy between 9% and 23% and can reduce diesel exhaust fluid usage by up to 40%, according to AHS. The system runs on fewer than 3 amps of power and requires one cup of distilled water every 900 operating hours.
The distinguishing characteristic of AHS's HY-Impact product line of Intelligent Hydrogen Systems, compared to hydrogen devices of the past, according to Charlton Coats, CEO of AHS, is "the fact that we aren't using hydrogen as a fuel. Instead we are using it as a catalyst to help burn the fuel more completely. In addition, we employ three patent-pending pieces of technology. Two of these regulate the exact flow of hydrogen while the other ensures no moisture enters the engine."
To be used as a catalyst to more completely burn fuel, hydrogen is first separated from water via the process of electrolysis. When the precise required amount of hydrogen is introduced into the engine's combustion chamber, a more efficient fuel burn will result, the exhaust will run at a lower temperature, and the reduction in carbon and heat will reduce internal friction, the company says.
"We are using hydrogen to completely burn the fuel in the cylinder, instead of allowing roughly 30% of fuel that otherwise would remain unburned and cause the engine to run hotter and less efficiently to ultimately then be released out into the environment in the form of harmful emissions," Coats says.
"The key to our success is that we effectively control the release of the hydrogen," Coats says. "Different engines require different levels of hydrogen in order to maximize the fuel efficiency of each. Producing hydrogen is the easy part, it is how we control and utilize the hydrogen that separates our HY-Impact line of products from the products of other companies that attempt to use hydrogen in some form."
For more information, go to www.alternativehydrogensolutions.com