Facilities

Engines and Fuels Laboratory (EFL)

The EFL is equipped with the state-of the-art engine technology from the AVL Company.  The EFL is equipped with wide variety of engine test equipment, including research engines, dynamometers, engine controllers, emission analyzers, and various diagnostic equipment.  The major equipment of the EFL includes :
  1. Single Cylinder Research Engines (SCREs)Four SCREs are available at the EFL.  There are two metal engines and two transparent engines dedicated for gasoline and diesel fuel research.  All engines can be boosted and run under high intake pressure to simulate the real turbocharging conditions.  The engines are also equipped with a VisioScope, which incorporates the latest camera technology with extended image processing software for enhanced optical diagnosis of combustion and injection phenomena. 

  2. Exhaust Measurement Systems: The EFL is also equipped with a wide range of crank angle resolved exhaust gas analyzers: a high-end emission bench for emission testing focusing on both certification and R&D for all fuel types; a smoke meter is used for measuring combustion particulates from internal combustion engines; a soot sensor for continuous measurement of low soot concentrations in the diluted exhaust gas of combustion engines; a gravimetric measurement of the combustion particulates; an FTIR measuring system for exhaust gases; and a CO/CO2analyzer system.

  3. Cooperative Fuel Research Engine (CFR): The KAUST CFR is a unique and versatile system in that it can operate using a wide range of fuels such as gasoline, jet, diesel fuels, or different refinery streams. It is an ideal system to study both high and low temperature combustion.