When it comes to evaluating and certifying the anti-knock properties of motor fuels, the CFR® F1/F2 Octane Rating Unit stands out. This global standard has excelled in the fuel testing arena since the release of the first CFR octane rating engines in 1929. Over the years, CFR has evolved its product line to empower fuel producers and engine manufacturers to create harmonious products.
Setting the Standard: CFR F1/F2 Octane Rating Engines
The CFR F1/F2 octane rating engines serve as the benchmark for testing fuels according to various international standards, such as:
ASTM D2699: Research Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
ASTM D2700: Motor Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
IP 236: Determination of Knock Characteristics of Motor and Aviation Fuels – Motor Method
IP 237: Determination of Knock Characteristics of Motor Fuel – Research Method
Confidence in a Fully Integrated Fuel Testing System
A complete CFR Engines Inc. octane fuel testing system comprises four main components designed to integrate and deliver dependable results. The Engine Air Control System, the F1/F2 octane rating engine, XCP™ Technology, and a CFR® exhaust surge tank control every critical parameter of an octane test. Whether you opt for a complete unit, an upgrade/conversion kit, or a genuine CFR service part, rest assured that CFR products function as an integrated solution for your operations, allowing users to focus on the bigger picture.
Data Integrity with XCP Technology
The XCP Digital Control Panel enhances data integrity by automatically capturing essential information for each rating and presenting it in a user-friendly Excel-based report. This reduces the risk of manual recording errors. The standard XCP report includes KI values, Octane Numbers, environmental data (temperatures, pressures, barometer, and EACS humidity), and KI vs. fuel level curves. Moreover, the XCP can integrate seamlessly into a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), ensuring that test data is captured and processed without question.
Reliability of Proven Design
With a legacy stretching back to 1929, CFR Engines Inc. products have been reliable for thousands of users. This trustworthiness endures thanks to a continuous stream of well-designed system upgrades and product enhancements. Components like the robust engine crankcase and cylinder/head are engineered for unparalleled operating life. With routine maintenance, CFR octane rating engines meet the rigorous demands of today’s fuel testing environment, delivering a true engine-based Octane Number.
Precision through Modern Instrument Control
The CFR F1/F2 Octane Rating Unit, equipped with XCP Technology, employs digital instrumentation to record and process critical aspects of system operation and performance. Features like on-board barometric pressure adjustments, increased automation, a broad octane meter range, and precise control of engine intake air enhance overall precision, making measurements more accurate and dependable.
Cost Savings with One System Flexibility
A CFR F1/F2 Octane Rating System offers unmatched flexibility and cost savings. With simple component changes and push-button control, users can effortlessly switch between any of the four test procedures outlined in ASTM Methods D2699 or D2700. This versatility optimizes resources, speeds up test transitions, reduces operator training, and enhances repeatability – all from a single system.
Other Important Features that Set CFR Apart:
XCP integrated safety monitoring system: Provides shutdown protection in case of power loss, low oil pressure, overheating, or electrical overload.
User-friendly touch-screen HMI panel: Simplifies unit operation and octane rating tests.
Built-in prompts: Guide operators through test procedures, ensuring consistency between different users.
Thermal siphon cooling condenser: Maintains constant cylinder jacket water temperature for stable operation.
XCP Technology: Offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface, reducing the learning curve for operators.
Digital knock meter: Displays actual knock intensity value, eliminating the need for visual interpretation.
Electronic maintenance log: Documents vital maintenance information for future reference.
Non-contact laser sensor: Accurately measures cylinder height for more precise test results.
Synchronous/reluctance motor: Provides power for starting and absorbs engine output to maintain constant speed.
Electronic on-board barometer: Automatically corrects cylinder height for barometric pressure changes.
Environmentally friendly RTDs: Manage critical temperature variables with precision.
Built-in diagnostic feature: Allows troubleshooting of the octane rating unit when maintenance is needed.
On-screen operations and maintenance manuals: Ensure easy access to essential information.
In the realm of octane rating units, CFR’s F1/F2 Octane Rating Unit sets the gold standard for accuracy, reliability, and user-friendliness. With a legacy spanning over nine decades, CFR continues to be the trusted partner for those at the forefront of fuel testing and development.
Experience the Future of Fuel Testing
As we look toward the future of fuel testing and development, CFR remains committed to innovation and excellence. Our ongoing dedication to research and development ensures that our products continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of the automotive and petroleum industries.
Unmatched Support and Service
When you choose CFR, you gain access to a world-class support and service network. Our team of experts is ready to assist you with installation, training, maintenance, and any technical inquiries you may have. We believe that your success is our success, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
Join the CFR Revolution
Join the ranks of industry leaders who trust CFR for their octane rating needs. Our F1/F2 Octane Rating Unit with XCP Technology is not just a tool; it’s a game-changer. Experience precision, reliability, and ease of use like never before.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your fuel testing capabilities. Contact CFR today to learn more about our products, request a demonstration, or get a quote. Together, we can push the boundaries of fuel innovation and drive the future of automotive excellence.