What Are The Benefits Of Controlled Water/methanol Injection For Diesel Engine?
There are a number of methods to improve a diesel or gas engine's power. Most of these methods, including nitrous oxide injection, turbo-charging, and supercharging are known to people. But, what if we told you that there is another, not-so-popular but very effective method for boosting the performance of your engine? Or how about if we said that it is less expensive alternative to all the other methods mentioned above? You would likely consider it a waste of time if you haven't heard or read about water or methanol injection for diesel engines. This method could deliver power boost of 10 to 25 percent without even costing you too much.
Injecting water or methanol isn't a new technology by any stretch of the imagination. However, we can safely say that it has come to the forefront as a power booster in the diesel industry, in the last decade or so. So, what exactly is water/methanol injection? It is just what it sounds like. It is a combination of water and methanol, which is sprayed into an engine's intake. While just spraying water into the intake wouldn't give rise to a significant gain in horsepower, it still does help in lowering combustion temperatures. With the introduction of methanol into the mix, power production is increased. But, you have to be very specific about the percentages of both the compounds involved, especially methanol. A water/methanol injection controller can be a valuable addition to the process.
Broadly, water/methane injection boosts power and enhances the performance of a diesel engine. But, what are the underlying benefits that this method brings with itself? Once the mixture enters the intake of a diesel engine, it cools the induction charge, which in turn results in better ignition timing advance without the risk of detonation. The mixture not only lowers the intake air temperatures, but also helps in reducing cylinder temperatures, which increases both torque and horsepower.
Water/methanol injection also results in cooler and cleaner piston tops, stable combustion progression and expansion, and minimal or no detonation. The mixture also works to remove carbon deposits from valves and pistons as well as the combustion chamber. The use of a water/methane injection controller in all of this is to regulate the injection rate of the mixture, which helps in supplying the mixture to the engine as and when it needs it. This helps in optimizing the flow rates according to the need of power by an engine.