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HydraGEN™ is a carbon emissions reduction device for all types and sizes of diesel engines. It produces pure hydrogen and oxygen from distilled water. Hydrogen gas introduced into the air mixture creates a faster combustion of the diesel to burn more efficiently and completely.
The HydraGEN™ Technology was created for use with all sizes of diesel engines. Depending on the engine size, different models of HydraGEN™ technology should be used.
dynaCERT has letters from most OEMs stating that warranties are not voided through the proper installation and use of the HydraGEN™ Technology, unless proven that the technology was at fault. For circumstances where warranty coverage does not apply, dynaCERT has a secondary liability coverage should HydraGEN™ Technology be at fault up to CAD$5,000,000.
Installation of a HydraGEN™ unit will ensure your THC, CO, CO2 will be considerably reduced as a result of the more complete combustion in the engine.
Independent 3rd part tests have shown reductions up to 88% NOx, 47% CO, 19% CO2, 57% THC and 55% Particulate matter.
There are no engine modifications required when installing the HydraGEN™.
Installation of the HydraGEN™ will ensure your HC, CO and NOx will be considerably reduced and the resulting CO2 emissions will be decreased as a result of the more complete combustion in the engine.
Regular maintenance includes refilling the unit with distilled water approximately every 67 hours of operation.
Should a problem occur with the HydraGEN™ unit, a certified HydraGEN™ technician will determine if the system can be fixed on site or if the unit must be replaced. Unit refurbishing should only be done by dynaCERT.
Yes. A HydraGEN™ unit has a designed life of 10 years. All installations and unit removal should only be preformed by a certified HydraGEN™ technician.
In the event of a failure of a HydraGEN™ unit, the system will stop producing gas and will shut off. Contact your local HydraGEN dealer to schedule a service call. Continue to operate your engine as required.
No, the HydraGEN™ has been engineered to operate at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius. The system has built in heaters that automatically come on as required. These heaters will bring the unit to operating temperatures in about 3 hours after an extended downtime in winter conditions.
The alternator of an engine is designed to continually recharge the batteries of the engine when the engine is running. While the engine is running, the alternator normally produces enough power for the vehicle as well as extra power which is unused. Adding a HydraGEN™ unit uses this excess power that would normally go to waste.
The maximum consumption of electrical power is approximately 15-25 Amps (for the HG1, larger models consume proportionally more) in winter conditions. This is about the same amount of energy consumed by the vehicle's headlights.
The improved engine combustion results in less carbon build up inside the engine. The outcome of this is a cleaner running engine with cleaner oil, longer engine life and lower overall engine maintenance, resulting in lower overall costs.
The introduction of hydrogen gas to the air mixture creates a higher peak temperature and faster combustion of the diesel. As a result, the overall temperature of the engine decreases.
Hydrogen gas is safe in low concentrations and when not stored. HydraGEN™ technology produces small quantities, and does not store any, hydrogen gas. Acting as a hydrogen-on-demand system, no hydrogen gas is produced in excess of what is consumed, allowing the HydraGEN™ system to remain unpressurized.
Hydrogen fuel cells are being researched and designed to utilize hydrogen as an alternative main fuel. Fuel cells use hydrogen gas to create electricity, which is then used to power electrical motors. HydraGEN™ technology uses electricity created by the running of the engine to break water molecules apart into hydrogen and oxygen.
The process of converting water into hydrogen and oxygen gasses is called electrolysis. Electrolysis requires an electrolyte solution which allows an electrical current to travel through water. The electricity is used to break up water molecules into their individual elements. These elements then bond to other like molecules to create pure gasses.
A high temperature gas line is used to connect the gas output to the air intake of the engine. This gas line is connected after the air filter and before the turbo of the engine.
No, HydraGEN™ Technology does not change, alter or modify the engine’s control system or computer.
No, HydraGEN™ technology does not.
No, HydraGEN™ Technology only delivers dry H2 and O2 gases to the engine air intake. No water is injected.
The KOH electrolyte used in HydraGEN™ technology is in a closed reactor and is not introduced to the engine or air stream.
Yes, it is currently available now for use on Class 6 to 8 diesel trucks, refrigeration units, power generators, construction equipment, mining and forestry equipment and rail locomotives. dynaCERT is currently undergoing testing to get accreditation for use in marine applications.
The expected lifetime depends on usage, though it can be 10 years.
Currently, there are installations on Caterpillar, Cummins, Volvo, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, Komatsu, Mack, Navistar, MTU, EMD, MAN and Mercedes Benz engines.