- full engine build or modification of existing race engines -

 

- bespoke engine testing or development -

 

- fault-finding and diagnostic work to restore or improve performance - 

 

Our Facility

 

 

• Our facility houses three dynamometer test cells which are supported by fully automated systems to allow automatic and manual running

 

• Our infrastructure and set-up means we can run one-off manual tests e.g. Power Curve to 24-hour race simulation cycles 

 

• We are able to deal with gasoline, diesel and specialist fuels

 

• On site support services to facilitate testing:

 

     • Engine build shop

 

     • Teardown / layout

        area

 

     • Instrumentation

        supply and

        installation

 

     • Fabrication and

        welding

 

     • Manual machining

Our Dynos

 

 

• Three absorption dynamometer equipped test cells

 

• 550kW power capability

 

• 10,000rpm speed capability

 

• fully automated REO-ETCTM real-time control

systems

 

• 24 hour-a-day, 7 days-a-week engineer supported running

 

• 48 k-type temperature measurement channels

 

• 26 pressure measurement channels

 

• 16 analogue voltage measurement channels - Lambda meter etc.

 

• Turbo speed measurement

 

• Cylinder pressure and combustion analysis

 

• CAN interface link for ECU development tool/data transfer - supports all after-market CAN ECUs

 

•1Hz and 10Hz continuous trend log data rates with 100Hz available on selected channels (user definable averaged step logs)

 

• Expandable channel count (CoTS I/O modules up to 1024 recordable channels) 

Our Race and Competition Engine Testing Services

 

• Functional mechanical systems tests and development

 

• Quasi-transient cycling for race simulation

 

• Performance development

 

• Design change / prototype prove-out functional testing

 

• Steady state calibration development

 

• Run and rate testing

 

• New technology evaluation testing

 

• Homologation testing

 

• One-make series engine batch performance validation testing

 

• Engine upgrade system characterisation testing

 

• Vibration survey for durability/fatigue investigation

 

• Thermal survey for heat balance and cooling system development

Race and Competition Engine Development

 

We offer a wide range of engineering services to support Motorsport  testing programmes:

 

• Engine specification development to meet customer targets

 

• Engine build/modification

 

• Engine tear down and layout

 

•Component analysis for failure modes and performance

 

• Systems development to meet functional or legislative targets

 

• Issue identification and resolution

 

• Dry sump system design and development

 

• Breather development

 

• Induction system performance design and development

 

• Exhaust system performance design and development

 

• Performance evaluation

 

• A-B-A-B component performance evaluation

 

• Competitor engine benchmarking

 

• Powertrain integration

 

• Turbo matching

Recent Motorsport Projects

Historic Group A Cosworth YB Turbo

• YB Engine build for a Group

    A Sierra Cosworth 4x4

    historic rally car

• Dyno install

• Run-in

• ECU calibration mapping

• Power curve

• Performance optimisation

Zetec ST170 Autograss Engine

• New engine build optimising

    standard parameters

• Dyno install

• Run in 

• ECU calibration mapping

• Power curve

• Performance optimisation

Peugeot TU5 JP4

• Dyno install for ISJ

   Engineering

• New build run-in

• ECU calibration mapping

• Power curve

• Performance development

   to optimise performance

Peugeot 205 Clubman Rally Car

• Engine fault investigation

• Fault correction

• Recommission engine

" ... I can't belive the increase in horsepower! I am definitely going to win my class next season ... "

SB - Autograss Class 3 

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