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The desire for more fuel efficiencies especially in the transportation industry has resulted in a renewed interest in the need for a comprehensive testing method such as ELHYDRO’s CLIP ANALYSIS hereafter “CLIP”, CLIP analyzes the conditioning from automotive to industrial to offset the rising cost and associated maintenance cost resulting from the chemical behavior and elevated temperature which can compromise infrastructural integrity and fuel economy/efficiency which are front and center in our efforts to achieve economic solvency.  The breakdowns of CLIP are as follows:



CODES analysis - Identifies actions that will resolve deficiencies, eliminate code(s) which are sometime barrier(s) to the implementation of alternative fuels and infrastructural conditions. In the past such analysis were only addressed on a project-by-project basis especially in cases where commercial success is predicated upon contributions from multiple industries. Code analysis makes transitioning the effects of fuel economy/efficiency from alternative fuels for transportation, commercial and Industrial applications seamless, therefore, it is incumbent up on the industries involved to make their systems compatible with the alternative fuel of the future that require transit, storage, and transfer infrastructure especially for Nation States who wants to ensure national security by alleviating themselves from the dependence on imported fossil fuels. CLIP supports the use of alternative fuels for transportation, commercial and industrial infrastructure, these are as follows:


  1.       Biodiesel 

  2.       Natural Gas (NG) 

  3.       Electricity 

  4.       Ethanol 

  5.       Hydrogen 

  6.       Propane 

  7.       Solar 

  8.       Wind


Although other fuels are available which have similar or other benefits such as reduced emissions or increased energy security, nevertheless, our focus remain on the eight (8) identified above. Keep in mind, the codes and standards for each are different therefore addressing the dispensing systems, storage as well as the infrastructure to support production, transportation and storage is critical.



LIQUID analysis - is the continuous measurement and monitoring of pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, ozone, chlorine, and turbidity used in power plants, chemical process, food & beverage, petroleum refining, life science, pulp & paper industries, and water and wastewater plants.




  1.       Standard sensors to complete measuring stations or systems – we provide cutting edge technology for every                 liquid analysis parameter. 

  2.       Help you to increase product yield, improve product quality and ensure process safety. 

  3.       Cutting edge communication interfaces and protocols which enable you to seamlessly integrate our device(s) into           your processes, automotive, commercial and industrial plant asset management system.


Use our expertise and know how to optimize your automotive, commercial and industrial plant applications. As a leading testing provider, our measuring technologies and supportive network during your entire automotive, energy and industrial product life cycle and application. Moreover, our environmental protection planning, product quality, process optimization and safety recommendation are just a few reasons why we place great emphasis on liquid analysis which is essential to production facilities such as: automotive, water, beverages, dairy products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals which need analytical capabilities on a day in, day out basis. Again we support you in fulfilling all these measuring tasks with application know-how and cutting edge technologies.



INFRASTUCTURAL LEAK analysis - analyzes automotive, commercial and industrial infrastructure setting for leaks. An engine/motor’s ability to pump air and change in RPM means changes in recorded pressure. Therefore it is not unusual for each successive cylinder to have lower pressure readings because its power supply is losing or lost power. Low reading doesn’t necessarily mean there are problems with the rings, valves, or head gasket, etc. A worn camshaft may give a lower reading so does change to a high-performance camshaft with longer duration and more overlaps, for example, a racing engine in good condition may give a lower compression test reading than a stock engine in average condition. Hence, the needs for an infrastructural leak test:


  1.     Air leaking from the exhaust system, sounding in the exhaust pipe indicates a problem with the exhaust valve. 

  2.     Air coming from the carburetor or throttle body indicates a bad intake valve or seal. 

  3.     Air going into the crankcase past the rings does not automatically indicate a problem if the percentage is low. 

  4.     A leak where the air goes into an adjacent cylinder or into the cooling system indicates a worn head gasket or cracked head.


Furthermore, infrastructural leak test, let you know whether the top or bottom of your engine/motor needs rebuilding:


  1.      A cylinder that has poor compression but minimal leakage usually indicates a valve train problem such as a worn            cam, lobe, broken valve spring, collapsed lifter, bent push rod, etc. 

  2.      If all the cylinders have low compression but shows minimal leakage, the most likely cause is incorrect valve timing        which means the timing belt or chain may be off a notch or two. If the vehicle runs, do a vacuum test as a very low          steady vacuum would verify the incorrect valve timing. 

  3.      If the compression is good and leakage is minimal but a cylinder is misfiring or show weakness in a power balance        test,  this indicates a fuel delivery (bad injector) or ignition problem (fouled spark plug or bad plug wire). 

  4.      A new street engine may give a measure between 5-8% depending on the engine/motor’s, manufacturer and                  degree of break in measures between 10-20% per cylinder, although indicates some wear, nevertheless, if  there’s          consistency between cylinders and the air is leaking past the rings into the crankcase indicates some normalcy for          street engine for daily driving which does not need immediate work. However, 30% or higher indicates a severe              engine problem.


Infrastructural leak test as oppose to (Squirting oil into the cylinder or wet compression test which may indicate a bad valve, head gasket, or worn piston rings, sometimes works), gives engineers and technicians a more accurate diagnostic tool for pinpointing the problems or potential bottlenecks within the automotive, energy and industrial infrastructural designs.


PRESSURE POINT analysis – Identify the point(s) or area(s) within an automotive, energy and industrial infrastructure setting for sensitivity to pressure or (breakpoint). Example a properly tuned engine/motor contributes the instant its ignition is switch on and ends when its exhaust valve begins to open. The instantaneous force applied as torque during the continuous revolution of the crankshaft remains continuous during the "Power Stroke", which means the pressure must be maintained within the cylinder throughout the entire “Power Stroke” for optimal performance. This explains why engines/motors sometimes lose much of its power once the piston rings are worn (and therefore leaking pressure) or once the valve seats become worn or the valves become distorted. If an engine’s/motor’s instantaneous effects of its explosion was not reliant on rings and valves function then worn rings or valves would be insignificant, but the fact that the basic design of all ICEs relies on holding pressure makes these components important. Roughly all internal combustion engines make power by:


  1.      Drawing air and fuel into the combustion chamber. 

  2.      Air fuel mixture coupled with a spark resulting in a contained explosion which creates the power.


As an engine/motor gain in miles or hours, the containment of its power can be lost due to a piston ring, valve or cylinder wall wear. Therefore engine/motor performance will suffer as a result, hence the need for pressure point analysis:


  1.      A pressure point test gauges the engine’s ability to contain the pressure generated from compression of the air-fuel      mixture inside the cylinder walls. 

  2.      A pressure point also gauges the engine’s ability to create pressure. 

  3.      A pressure point percentage test gauges the air escaping from the engine’s cylinder which gives an indication of the      internal condition of the engine/motor. 

  4.      It is important to note from our studies that no engine has perfect sealing with 0% air loss 5-10% indicates an engine      in good running condition, 10 -20% is satisfactory, still, there is a need to be cautious, above 20% loss needs                    rebuilding, and 30% or above major problems. The percent of leakage should also be consistent across the                    cylinders. Any differences below average performance indicate a problem in that cylinder.


Beyond getting an overall picture of your engine condition, the engine pressure point testing is revolutionary in pinpointing problems before they occur or prior to tearing down the engine. In the interim listening by ear, for suspected air loss escaping can isolate a problem and save you money:


  1.      Air whistling out of the intake, carburetor or throttle body indicates a leak at the intake valve. 

  2.      Air heard hissing out of the tailpipe, turbocharger or exhaust manifold means an exhaust valve leak. 

  3.      Whistling or hissing out of the PCV valve, oil filler cap hole or dipstick tube means the air is pushing past the rings,          indicates rings or cylinder wall wear. 

  4.      Air bubbles in engine coolant seen at the radiator filler cap could mean air escaping into the coolant past the head        gasket. 

  5.      Bubbles in coolant or coolant system at the radiator neck may also indicate cracks in the cylinder head or cylinder          walls.

The undeniable fact is, there is good and bad pressure as it relates to an engine/motor which should always calibrate and balance as pressure only acts perpendicular to a surface whereas stress can also be parallel to a surface as well as perpendicular to it.

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