Kistler expands engine combustion analysis capability

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Kistler Instruments has acquired SMETEC, adding optical analysis to its range of combustion analysis solutions. The new technology complements Kistler’s measurement technology, especially in the area of pressure sensors, and adds further options in combustion analysis.

Through visualization of processes in the combustion chamber, Kistler is now able to analyze the quality of the combustion process in real time. This technology allows development and research technicians to further understand and optimize the combustion process.

The foundation of the optical measurement technology is a multifunction measuring spark plug combining cylinder pressure measurement and visual combustion analysis.

A range of support equipment includes optical probes that can precisely detect the origin of combustion knock, as well as the origin of pre-ignition events and soot formation in the combustion chamber.

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