OPTI+4 is designed for use in the maritime and fluvial sectors (i.e. professional fishing, freight and passenger shipping), where the fuel consumption of ageing engines can reach 150 litres per hour. For companies in this sector, investing in such a system is an extremely cost-effective way to keep businesses profitable.
OPTI+B+ is designed for owners of light or commercial vehicles, which have been strongly affected by rising fuel costs. Ecovia is also preparing to test a prototype that is expected to be released in 2009 – a patented OPTI+ 2nd generation, which is designed for new motors for professional vehicles.
The principle of Ecovia’s OPTI+ fuel saver, which is attached to the engine’s feed, is primarily based on the effect of magnets upon fuel consumption. OPTI+ comes with a two-year warranty, is amortised within a year, and offers an actual average lifetime of eight years. Effective fuel savings range from 5% to 12%. Aldi trucks (Mercedes), for example, recently achieved fuel savings of 8%, following six months of testing the Ecovia system.
Ecovia has always focused on a total fuel-savings approach. It offers the Opti+ range of fuel-consumption reduction processes following a personalised study (with a satisfied or money-back guarantee for a fuel-savings objective of between 5% and 12% over six months). The company also provides sophisticated siphon-proof mechanisms to prevent repeated fuel thefts from HGVs and public-works vehicles, as well as flow meters that gauge the impact of fuel-consumption reduction measures that have already been or which will be undertaken (such as changing tyres or training drivers). For example, one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of snack foods has equipped most of the trucks in its fleet with flow meters to monitor costs more accurately.
Ecovia’s products are designed for use by professionals who are heavy users of thermal engines ranging from 150HP to 5,000HP (including diesel and ethanol), in sectors including transport, fishing, public works and farming. The company’s clients include Aldi, Altead, Liebherr and Veolia.
Ecovia, which is headquartered in Colmar (in Alsace, in eastern France), was established in 2005 to supply fuel-consumption solutions to its clients in the road-transport, shipping, farming and public-works sectors. The company is now developing its distributor network to meet the international demand for its innovative products.
Ecovia will take part in the SMM trade show in Hamburg (Germany) from 23 to 26 September 2008 (Hall 4, Stand 354 on the French National Pavilion).
Did you know that the wrapping of Easter eggs benefits from specialty light sources?
13.04.2017 | Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
To e-, or not to e-, the question for the exotic 'Si-III' phase of silicon
05.04.2017 | Carnegie Institution for Science
More and more automobile companies are focusing on body parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). However, manufacturing and repair costs must be further reduced in order to make CFRP more economical in use. Together with the Volkswagen AG and five other partners in the project HolQueSt 3D, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed laser processes for the automatic trimming, drilling and repair of three-dimensional components.
Automated manufacturing processes are the basis for ultimately establishing the series production of CFRP components. In the project HolQueSt 3D, the LZH has...
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
"The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the reliable operation of smart skin and flexible electronics including...
The nearby, giant radio galaxy M87 hosts a supermassive black hole (BH) and is well-known for its bright jet dominating the spectrum over ten orders of magnitude in frequency. Due to its proximity, jet prominence, and the large black hole mass, M87 is the best laboratory for investigating the formation, acceleration, and collimation of relativistic jets. A research team led by Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has found strong indication for turbulent processes connecting the accretion disk and the jet of that galaxy providing insights into the longstanding problem of the origin of astrophysical jets.
Supermassive black holes form some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astrophysics. Their enormous energy output is supposed to be generated by the...
The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called...
Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a...
20.04.2017 | Event News
18.04.2017 | Event News
03.04.2017 | Event News
26.04.2017 | Materials Sciences
26.04.2017 | Agricultural and Forestry Science
26.04.2017 | Physics and Astronomy