Carbon cleaning’s time is now
Record emission failures point to carbon cleaning with hydrogen gas injection as the optimum way forward for consumers and MOT providers
The time for carbon cleaning using hydrogen as injection is now as the UK records record levels of emissions failures. According to data from bookmygarage 1.3 million vehicles are failing MOT tests on emissions with diesels emission failures up by 240% and petrol failures up by 37% on 2017/2018 figures resulting in a total emission failure increase of 70%.
The increase in diesels is, in part, a result of the stricter emission regulations introduced by the government in 2018. The new rules stipulated that any cars equipped with a DPF will ‘fail an MOT if there is evidence it has been tampered with or if smoke of any colour can be seen coming from the exhaust’.
FlexFuel’s carbon cleaning solution, Hy-Carbon, that uses hydrogen gas injection is an independently proven way to effectively reduce harmful emissions resulting from carbon build up in the DPF, valves, EGR, turbo etc. A study undertaken by UTAC CERAM, the global leader providing homologation and testing services, on a Golf VII showed:
|Before Hy-Carbon treatment||Euro 6 FAP||After Hy-Carbon treatment|
|Co2 – 141,04g/km||-0.84%||139,85g/km|
|CO – 197,8 mg/km||-14.66%||168,8 mg/km|
|HC – 35,84 ppm||-21,34%||28,19 ppm|
|NOx – 18,41 ppm||-2,12%||18,02 ppm|
|PN – 2,32 (E+12)||-86%||3,3 (E+11)|
Across FlexFuel’s 300 plus partner garages in the UK, and 2,500 globally, garages have seen great results in using Hy-Carbon to address MOT emission failures. Neil Chapman, Offmore Road Garage owner, and one of the first adopters of Hy-Carbon in the UK comments: “We have used HY-Carbon’s curative treatment on BMWs, Audis, Mercedes and all customers are reporting improvements to their vehicles. One vehicle, a 15-year-old Citroen Saxo with 150k miles on the clock had failed its MOT on emissions. Pre-treatment, the Fast-Idle Test returned a CO actual value reading of 11.244 – which would invariably mean a new catalytic converter. We ran the HY-Carbon treatment and were blown away by the emissions reading post treatment, returning an actual value of 0.014 CO.”
Jerome Loubert, business development director for FlexFuel comments: “The latest figures out of the UK are quite startling in terms of the increase in numbers. Consumers and garage owners should be looking to hydrogen gas injection as an effective and reliable way of reducing harmful emissions. Hydrogen acts as a natural solvent on carbon build up in an engine, by breaking that carbon down, the engine can run more efficiently and cleanly. This saves consumers money, offers garages a value add service and means both do their little bit for the environment.”