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February 15, 2024

PRI Engine Dyno Maintenance Tech Tip

Dynamometers are essential in engine tuning and inadequate maintenance of these advanced testing instruments may compromise the accuracy of the data they generate. Engine dynamometers […]

November 20, 2023

Dynamometer Test Monitoring Essentials

Accurate, consistent, repeatable results are the reason for dynamometer testing.  Many factors are involved in testing, so monitoring your test is critical to producing accurate […]

October 24, 2023

Dynamometer Water Quality Matters

Water Quality Is Crucial to Longevity The quality of the water used in a dynamometer affects absorber and water pump operation. Contamination, salt water, or […]

September 21, 2023

Proper Airflow Critical for Test Cell Design

Correct Room Ventilation Makes All the Difference! Ventilation is one of the most overlooked aspects of engine test cell room design. Proper airflow through the […]

September 6, 2023

Dynamometer Testing Oversights

Avoid These Pitfalls To Produce Repeatable Results Original Article Published by Steve Matthiesen for Performance Business, September 2009 Have you ever wondered why the shop […]

August 11, 2023

Acceleration Effects

Acceleration testing saves time and illustrates how your engine behaves under actual operating conditions, it also has its own unique operational characteristics. It is important […]

August 3, 2023

Test Types

Overview A Dynamometer gives the operator the ability to vary the load applied to the unit under test to mimic specific requirements. SuperFlow offers several […]

July 21, 2023

Engine Testing Errors

Overview Automated testing provides many testing possibilities, however certain test procedures can affect the test results. This is particularly true for dynamic tests which may […]

May 12, 2021

Understanding and Working with SuperFlow Flowbenches

Overview An engine makes power by moving air and fuel into and out of it. The more of both it can move, and the faster […]

February 8, 2021

How To Determine The Total Engine and Dynamometer Inertia

An engine dynamometer provides for testing an engine when it is mounted to a power absorber. The torque along with speed (RPM) is measured and […]

October 23, 2020

How To Make Money With Your Chassis Dyno

Many shop owners biggest fear in purchasing a dyno is the impact it may have on other parts of their business. If implemented correctly, a […]

October 23, 2020

Flow Measurement and Correction

The term cfm (cubic feet per minute) generates much confusion about airflow. This is a result of the fact that air is compressible, and the […]

October 23, 2020

How to Select the Proper Engine Dynamometer

Selecting any SuperFlow Engine Dynamometer typically comes down to four main factors: The RPM requirements The torque requirements The control tolerances The test requirements Whether […]

October 23, 2020

Air Density Correction and SuperFlow Flowbenches

There Is No Air Density Correction There is no air density correction required to adjust for different atmospheric conditions when testing. This is the concept […]

February 15, 2020

Test Pressures and Comparing Flow Numbers

The necessity of flow-number comparison is something that anyone involved in flow testing must endure. Even if the number comparison is done on the same […]

February 13, 2020

Fundamental Concepts to Achieving Superior Repeatability

The following concepts were originally presented by Jim McKenzie of Hendrick Engines Dynamometer Labs during the 1998 AETC conference. These are intended as guidelines for […]

February 5, 2020

Useful Flowbench Tools

Many of the applications of flowbenches and the data that they provide are often set apart from normal data because of the mystique associated with […]

January 21, 2020

Flowbench History

Flowbench Applications Many of the applications of flowbenches and the data that they provide are often set apart from normal data because of the mystique […]