Sydney - The 30-litre portable D-Carb Global machines take 30-60 minutes to clean an engine and can be used on up to three engines – such as passenger cars – simultaneously, significantly reducing labour costs.
While the device can be used to treat any internal combustion engine, it is extremely effective on diesel motors, which can quickly build up with carbon, causing black smoke, particulates and unspent fuel to spew into the atmosphere.
Engines that are free of carbon build up deliver greater power, torque and fuel efficiency and are less likely to break down because they are not forced to work as hard.
The technology has been developed in Adelaide, South Australia, and the exclusive global licence has been secured by South Australian company D-Carb Global.
The mobile machine initiates electrolysis that creates hydrogen and oxygen vapour. The vapour is then piped through the engine via a hose attached to the air filter, effectively oxidising the carbons and pushing them out of the vehicles exhaust.
D-Carb Global CEO John Stewart said 200 units would be manufactured in the first production run.
He said the portability and cost effectiveness and short treatment times the units allowed meant they were ideal for automotive outlets, vehicle dealerships, transport companies, mining operations, fishing fleets, public transport providers and mechanical workshops.
“There’s a significant environmental benefit and cost benefit so anyone who puts it in is not just saving the world, (through reduced carbon emissions), they’re saving money as well,” Stewart said.