A study was carried out to observe how fuel treatment effects the physical properties of five types of O-ring elastomers when compared to the effects of standard fuel. Some level of swelling (or volume expansion) and change in hardness upon exposure to fuels is expected for elastomeric materials, and this swelling serves to provide a tight seal to prevent leakage. Therefore, elastomer properties were measured for untreated fuel and standard fuel was used as a baseline comparison.
Working with a global fuel treatment manufacturer, formulations were developed and tested through a robust and comprehensive research & development programme, opening new markets and product opportunities.
Working with two multinational clients, a ground-breaking motorcycle engine lubricant was rigorously tested in a 12 month field trial. Motrac Research, managed and delivered the project, providing technical expertise and a team of professional test riders.
An ambient gaseous emissions monitoring device was configured and built for a bespoke underground mining application to better understand exposure to potentially harmful gases.