Plant & Works Engineering
Sensor chosen for research
Published:  26 February, 2014

“Ultra Boost”, a project, partially funded by the Technology Strategy Board, is aiming to develop a supercharged petrol engine with the same power output and only 35% of the exhaust emissions as a current 5L V8 engine but only of half the size.

As part of the project, a research team at Imperial College London is developing a new supercharger test rig with the aim of assessing the performance of boosting components to allow smaller, more fuel efficient engines to replace larger, less environmentally friendly types. A key component of the system monitoring the efficiency of the supercharger is a KISTLER Smart torque sensor which is able to operate precisely and reliably at high speed.With its long established expertise in using torque measuring technology in demanding applications, Kistler sensors are widely used whenever precision and long life are demanded.

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