Nology Engineering developed HotWires for performance or emissions
orientated applications. A high energy ignition system is absolutely essential
when attempting to reduce emissions, or when building a high performance
Television news and headline stories are filled with reports on global warming,
ozone depletion and the need for more fuel efficient, less polluting automobiles.
Lawmakers and environmental groups try to force car manufacturers to build
low emission vehicles known as LEV's, in order to eliminate poor fuel efficiency
and air pollution.
LEV's could come with gasoline powered engines, equipped with new fuel saving
and pollution reducing technology, or with engines able to operate on alternative
fuels. Scientists and engineers assert that alternative fuels are not the
solution of choice for many reasons. A big issue is the need for a fuel
distribution network. Using alternative fuels increases fuel consumption,
greatly reducing the driving range between fill-up's and emissions from such
an engine can be just as harmful as those of gasoline engines. There are
also fundamental safety concerns when carrying some alternative fuels on
passenger cars. That leaves us with gasoline powered LEV's. Here we are
confronted with a different problem. Car manufacturers claim that they are
having a tough time working to meet future emission standards for gasoline
powered engines using existing technology. The engine in an LEV has to operate
ultra lean for it to be less polluting and more fuel efficient. Such a lean
fuel mixture is difficult to ignite using conventional ignition systems.
HotWires surpass conventional ignition systems by a wide margin. They
generate a high power, ultra short spark that can ignite even lean fuel mixtures.
Using HotWires results in an easier starting, smoother running and less polluting
engine. Life expectancy of the engine is increased. A substantial increase
in power is possible. A reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions
is always observed. HotWires can be installed in cars, trucks, motorcycles
or boats of any year as a retrofit device, or as original equipment.
Engine Cycle Analysis (ECA)
|EGT @ 4500 RPM
|S (Standard Deviation)
|Pmax(over 20 cycles)
|CA @ Pmax
TEST DATA INDICATES:
1. Increased combustion pressures (Pmax)
2. Decreased cycle to cycle variation (S)
3. Decreased fuel consumption (BSFC)
4. Decreased exhaust gas temperature (EGT)
5. Faster combustion (CA@Pmax)
Emission Oriented Application
Many engine and car manufacturers have tried to lean out the fuel mixture
of gasoline as well as alternative fuel engines, in order to improve exhaust
emissions and fuel consumption.
Performance Oriented Application
Engineers have taken modern race cars to the cutting edge of technology in
the search for more horsepower. Fuel systems have progressed from carburetors
to fuel injections, exhaust manifolds made way to highly tuned exhaust headers,
induction is aided by turbochargers or compressors and multiple intake valves
are standard. It seems that engineers have forgotten the ignition system
as a source for more horsepower. Modern ignition systems have improved more
in their reliability than in performance.
The HotWires high energy ignition system is revolutionary in design and
characteristics and is extremely powerful. Independent tests confirm, HotWires
increase horsepower. Unlike conventional ignition systems, HotWires discharge
a very high energy spark within an ultra short pulse of only a few nanoseconds.
This high energy discharge mode is maintained throughout the full rpm range.
HotWires is the only ignition system that has a significant influence on
the entire combustion cycle. HotWires enhance the flame front growth and
decrease the cycle to cycle variation, resulting in a faster and more stabilized
burn. This combustion enhancement results in more horsepower.
Test on Superflow Dyno
HotWires show an increase of 8 horsepower on this Small Block Chevy