1995-10-01

Fast Light-Off of Underbody Catalysts Using Exhaust Gas Ignition (EGI) 952417

The rapid heating of an under-body catalyst after cold start by combustion of rich engine products with added secondary air is described. The results of initial durability studies including spark plug fouling, oil dilution and thermal shock are presented, together with emissions performance and a mileage accumulation study. Also discussed are failure mode assessment and the system tolerance to anticipated open-loop errors and real-world driving scenarios.

SAE MOBILUS

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