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Are You Ready for Energotest?

Posted: August 24, 2015

MONTREAL – The engineering and research group for the North America trucking industry, FP Innovations and its Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group, will have its fall 2015 Energotest event Sept. 9-18.

The event by the not-for-profit will be at the Transport Canada test track operated by PMG Technologies in Blainville, QC.

So what is Energotest?

“The biannual PIT Energotest has become the benchmark for precise, verified and unbiased data, both in Canada and the U.S., on the return on investment fleets can expect from green technologies,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “Energotest provides independent verification of performance that gives technology immediate credibility and supports its implementation in fleets.”

According to Provencher, the event is the perfect time to get technology tested using only the most stringent test-track fuel efficiency evaluation procedures.

“Suppliers that participate in Energotest receive a customized report on their technology’s performance to be used as a promotion and decision-making tool,” he said.

Energotest is also an opportunity to network with early adopter fleets in search of solutions to transport goods in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient manner, according to the event organizers.

Energotest options available include:

  • TMC-SAE Type II Test Procedure (SAE J1321)– Fuel consumption testing that compares the fuel consumption of a test vehicle, operating under two different conditions (base and modified), with the fuel consumption of a control vehicle.
  • SAE J1526 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure – Type III – Fuel consumption testing that compares the fuel consumption of one component of a combination vehicle to the same component in another combination vehicle.
  • Fuel consumption tests for specific duty cycles determined according to customer demands.
  • PEMS – Portable Emissions Measurement System for measuring emissions in moving vehicles.
  • SAE J1263 Road Load Measurement and Dynamometer Simulation Using Coast down Techniques tests for evaluating the influence of technologies on the drag force of vehicles.
  • Dynamic performance tests under various duty cycles using a Taylor Towing Dynamometer designed to maintain constant drawbar pull and simulate an uphill slope of 25%.
  • PIT Power Certification ratings of exact, indisputable fuel economy.

“With the rise in fuel prices and increase in environmental compliance restrictions, the demand for green technologies has never been stronger and more than ever fleet managers with limited time and budgets are insisting on reliable, accurate, indisputable independent data on the performance of green technologies before investing,” Provencher said.

For more information go to the FP Innovations website.

 

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