Amd Tuning Join The Carbon Clean Network

AmDTuning have recently joined the Carbon Clean Network as a Carbon Clean Centre Plus. A CCCP site is able to offer both our industry-leading HHO-based carbon cleaning service and our revolutionary DPF-cleaning service to customers, and this is something AmDTuning are now able to offer at their base in Thurrock, Essex thanks to the recent purchase of both a CC-16 carbon cleaning machine and a DCS-16 DPF cleaning machine.

This video shows AmDTuning’s British Touring Car Championship technicians being introduced to both the CC-16 and the DCS-16 machines after delivery and undergoing on-site training from a member of the Carbon Clean Ltd team.

Later, AmDTuning’s Team Principal Shaun Hollamby explains why both Carbon Clean solutions made sense for the busy performance tuning garage on a financial level and he explains how he, as a skeptical racing driver and business owner, was convinced by the results both machines have achieved in the workshop on his own customer’s cars and the extra income potential too.  Welcome AmDTuning to the Carbon Clean family!

Excellent Demonstration Results: Vauxhall Vectra Diesel

Excellent Demonstration result from Carbon Clean Ltd as expected.

Vauxhall Vectra Diesel, this vehicle would have failed the MOT with the new regulations registering 1.90 on a smoke test but after a 40 minute Carbon Clean is was reduced right down to 1.26. Proving that our machines are going to save customers a huge amount of money on repair bills and stop some vehicles potentially being written off. Also offering an excellent revenue stream for any workshop.

Showing the excellent consistency of our results we also reduced the smoke emission from a VW Bora Diesel from 1.49 to 1.11 on the same demonstration with the customer being more than impressed and looking at joining the Carbon Clean revolution.

Huge Mot Changes Announced By DVSA. Is Your Workshop Prepared?

The MoT test is set for a major shake up on the 20th of May this year, its largest and most significant in quite some time. From this date, MoT test faults will be classified as Minor, Major and Dangerous – with both Major and Dangerous faults being an automatic fail. Cars with Minor faults will still pass the test – as cars with advisories did previously – and these will be documented both on the vehicle’s MoT certificate and online record.

The second of these major changes – and perhaps the one that will affect the average motorist the most – is that diesel vehicles will now have to meet strict new rules to pass their MoT. As of 20th of May, any vehicle fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) that emits ‘visible smoke of any color’ will automatically fail the MoT. Diesel vehicles without a DPF (generally manufactured prior to 2006) will not be subject to the same emissions test.

Furthermore, MoT testers will now be instructed to inspect the DPFs themselves. If a car has a DPF that has been ‘clearly cut and re-welded’ then the tester must refuse to test it, unless the vehicle’s owner can ‘prove it was done for legitimate reasons such as filter cleaning’. This is different to the out-going rules that stipulated that a car would only be rejected from the test if the DPF was clearly missing. After May 20th, if a car has had its DPF removed for performance or any other reasonthen its owner could be subjected to a £1000 fine or more.

Over the last decade many motorists have purchased a diesel vehicle fitted with a DPF, unaware of the potential problems that can occur if the DPF is not able to function correctly, for example if the motorist does a lot of stop-start driving and only uses the vehicle for short journeys thus not giving the DPF system a chance to regenerate as intended. This can lead to a drop invehicle performance, economy and ultimately, reliability too.

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Carbon Clean Ltd, the industry leaders in carbon deposit removal solutions, have recently launched a new product for the garage and MoT testing professional, the DCS-16.

Dry Cell VS Electrolytic Tank HHO Generation For Engine Cleaning

The more you look into the CC-16 the better it gets!

In the world of hydrogen-based engine cleaning, there are certain catch words that should make you think twice about a product. Increasingly ‘dry cell’ is just such a term.  A dry cell hydrogen generator kit can be picked up online for around £200 and run off a 12v supply. These generators are generally used as fuel additive generators within the engine. Because of their small size and low voltage, they fit well under the hood and run off the battery. Needless to say as a solution for engine carbon cleaning they are ineffective, unreliable and have been known to cause damage to some engines. It is wise to remember how highly combustible HHO gas is and the importance of safeguards to make sure the gas is only being burnt where you want it to be burnt and not filling up your workshop. Flow regulation is a key factor in safely burning HHO in the engine. Too much gas being sent into the combustion chambers can cause temperatures of 3300, hot enough to risk piercing a piston head or warping valves. Not enough gas and you could be waiting a few days to clean one engine.

Photo 1. Dry Cell inside the box

Photo 2. Dry Cell kit 200GPB

Photo 3. Dry Cell after 1 year in use

Still, there are some companies out there who have been buying up just such kits, putting them in a metal box and charging upwards of £1000 for their product. We find it a great shame that such progressive technology is being treated in this way with possibly catastrophic results. If you are looking to embrace HHO cleaning in your workshop it is wise to get as many details as you can about the contents of the machine you are about to invest in.

This is not to say that all dry cell generators are a bad thing. They are a solid alternative to traditional wet cell generators. First, though, let’s clear up a few points – ‘Dry’ cells still require a reservoir of water to function so ‘dry’ is a little misleading. The anode and cathode elements are not fully submerged but are set up as a series of alternating plates separated by a none conductive material (usually neoprene) and the water is fed through holes in each plate. The water is then cycled back into the reservoir carrying the gas with it which escapes through the top of the reservoir.

Not submerging the entire anode/ cathode in the water tank (as an electrolytic tank cell does) is done to increase efficiency in the belief that much of the electric current would pass through the edge of the plate and be wasted in terms of HHO production. This is not particularly true. In fact, wet cells charge the water around them turning the cell into a capacitor or power reservoir. The extra voltage therein is used to boost HHO generation and gives the user more flexibility to control the excess power and amount of HHO produced at any given time. This is very useful when producing HHO for cleaning engines of varying sizes but not so much for producing a set amount as a fuel additive. So we can conclude that a dry cell may be the best option under the hood of your car but the electrolytic tank is the best and most flexible solution for HHO engine cleaning.

The smaller units running from 12v would struggle to produce enough current (generally running just under 1KW) to split the volume of water needed to produce the gasses required to efficiently clean an engine. Under normal conditions (1 atmosphere of pressure and 1 mole per liter of H+ ions) you need 1.23v to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Since Power = Current x Voltage we can get the current by dividing power by voltage. 1000W / 1.23V = 813amps. Running for one hour (813amps x 3600seconds) we get 2.93 million coulombs of charge. One mole of electrons has a charge of 96,500 coulombs. If we divide the machine’s charge by the charge of the electrons this gives us around 30 moles of electrons flowing per hour. For a water molecule to split 2 electrons have to flow meaning 30 moles of electrons would split 15 moles of water into 15 moles of hydrogen and 7.5 moles of oxygen equating to 350 liters of hydrogen and 175 liters of oxygen. With this amount of HHO being produced it would take upwards of 2 hours to clean a 2-liter engine.

The CC16 runs at 4KW, therefore, producing 4 times as much HHO giving it the ability to clean a 2-liter engine in just half an hour. With 9 electrolytic tank cells, each individually monitored and controlled by the onboard PCU, the current is kept constant as is the flow rate of the machine. Even if a cell stops working for any reason this would be picked up automatically and power would be redistributed to the other cells. This is impossible to achieve with current dry cell technology; with a single cell when it breaks down it will completely stop working.

The CC16 can be programmed to produce the required amount of HHO defined by entering the engine displacement at the start of the service. Even if one of the cells, where to stop working more power, would be displaced to the other cells maintaining a constant production of HHO at the required level. The dry cell machines have a single constant flow without the option to regulate volume. In most cases, this is a mere trickle of gas but some cases have been found to produce far too much in a single draw leading to engine damage.

The CC16 features a charge activated shutdown connected to the vehicle’s battery. This safeguard monitors the different charge coming from the battery when the engine is running or stopped. Should the engine stop running during the clean the HHO would not combust in the engine. The CC16 would notice and stop producing HHO gas which could escape and cause a hazard. Other safety features like flashback valves, water level, and heat monitors have been incorporated into the CC16, during our development of the machine, but are seldom seen on the dry cell units which scarcely even feature a PCU.

We are confident in saying that that the CC16 is the best HHO cleaning solution in the world when compared in terms of efficiency, safety, longevity, and ease of use.

Carbon Clean at AutoTechnica Benelux

The Carbon Clean Ltd team recently visited Brussels for AutoTechnica Benelux, Belgium’s largest automotive professional trade event. The show was held at the end of March for three days and we’re very pleased to say that not only did our stand receive a lot of positive attention from Belgian garage and workshop owners but we secured some solid leads for further expansion into this new territory too.All in all, it was a very successful trip for Carbon Clean. The waffles were pretty good too…

Dpf Before And After Being Cleaned By One Of Our Dcs-16 Machines

What you’re looking at here is the inside of a DPF before and after being cleaned by one of our DCS-16 machines.

The DCS-16 is our revolutionary DPF cleaning machine. It allows garage owners to clean/clear any size DPF in-house – providing a useful (and extremely profitable) service to customers either experiencing blocked DPF-related or prior to an MoT.

Using a mixture of our unique Power Cleaner and pressurised air/water, the machine safely and quickly cleans out a DPF in just minutes. With no RRP for the service the potential for profit is simply enormous.

For more information on the DCS-16 please visit: https://carbon-clean-usa.com/solutions/dpf-machines/

New Carbon Clean Distributor in Poland

We are very pleased to announce that we have just set up a new Carbon Clean Distributor in Poland. Based in Lubicz Górny, Carbon Clean Poland will be offering the complete Carbon Clean range of carbon deposit removal solutions – the CC-16, CC-14 and DCS-16 – to businesses throughout Poland.

Pawel Czarnecki, MD of Carbon Clean Poland said; “I was previously selling another brand of HHO-based carbon cleaning machine but after a few months of sales we found them not only unreliable but expensive to maintain and repair too. After more in-depth research I discovered Carbon Clean Ltd in the UK who not only could supply a much more superior quality carbon cleaning machines but I found had excellent knowledge of the industry itself too. On a visit to the UK I was impressed with Carbon Clean’s development and testing procedures and I was also very impressed with the materials supplied when starting the business – and have since found the aftercare support absolutely first class too. From my research and my own experiences I believe Carbon Clean is the best carbon cleaning solution in the world.”

Carbon Clean Poland can be found here: www.facebook.com/Carbon-Clean-Distributor-Poland-1693216724097622/

New Carbon Clean Centre Plus: Hull HU2

Another Authorised Carbon Clean Centre has just joined our growing network, this time in the Hull area. Carbon Clean Hull is the forth centre to take on Carbon Clean Centre Plus status, alongside the CCCPlussites in Hainault, Stanton and Waterloovile. This means they have both one of our Carbon Cleaning machines and one of DPF Cleaning machines on site.

Carbon Clean Hull has already reported that it’s seeing an upturn in business with word of mouth traveling fast in the local area already. Of course, with our renowned aftercare and promotion service we are directing local customers straight to the Centre’s doors too. If you think your business will benefit from joining the carbon cleaning revolution with the best in the industry then click on the Contact button to get in touch.

Blacksmiths Garage To Offer ‘Revolutionary’ Carbon Removal Treatment

Carbon Clean, the revolutionary engine decarbonising system that works with tap water, has increased its presence in York with the recent addition of Blacksmiths Garage to its ever-expanding network.

Appointed as Carbon Clean Centre York on 17th October, the garage is now fully equipped to deliver the 30-minute, fully automated treatments designed to remedy the issues caused by carbon deposits.

Carbon causes a range of vehicle problems for vehicle health, such as loss of power, increased fuel consumption, noise, vibration and premature wear of engine parts. Carbon Clean’s innovative technology produces a highly charged oxyhydrogen (HHO) gas mixture through electrolysis which is delivered into the engine through the air filter, cleaning the internal surfaces by enabling both improved combustion and through the catalytic benefits of hydrogen in breaking down the deposits.

With over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the motor trade – from car sales through to vehicle maintenance – Blacksmiths Garage is committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service right across the business.

Steven Alderson, Managing Director of Blacksmiths Garage, said: “We have seen an increase in problems related to carbon building up in engines, and decided that in order to tackle this problem we need to be able to offer our customers a comprehensive treatment we can trust, using a machine that does what it claims it can.

“That’s why after trialling several different machines we decided to go with the Carbon Clean unit. We have been using the Carbon Clean machine for a few weeks now and have seen some excellent results, with customer feedback regularly mentioning better fuel economy and smoother running.”

The new Carbon Clean Centre York site will gain access to a comprehensive business package that combines equipment, training and technical support, plus a heavy-weight marketing pack which includes service folders, under-bonnet stickers, branded clothing, window stickers, reception posters and a dedicated Facebook page too.

“Carbon Clean Centre York is a welcome addition to our network,” said Ben Rudge, Carbon Clean’s Head of Business Development. “We’re thrilled to hear about the positive impact that Carbon Clean’s technology is already having on their customers’ vehicles.”

Garages interested in finding out more about becoming a Carbon Clean Centre should click here or call 0203 507017.

Carbon Clean Saves The Best For Last With A New Product Launch At Mechanex Sandown

Carbon Clean, the revolutionary engine decarbonising system that works with tap water, has concluded 2017’s successful run of Mechanex shows with an exciting new product launch.

Joining the wealth of industry-renowned suppliers in attendance at the Sandown Park event, the Carbon Clean team showcased yet another industry-leading and affordable solution: the ‘DCS-16’ DPF cleaning system.

DCS-16 is a fast and convenient cleaning solution for all types of DPF, featuring an auto and manual mode, an air regulator which allows the air pressure to be controlled and adjusted, plus a DPF auxiliary holder for easy installation.

The machine also utilises completely harmless chemicals for safer working conditions, as well as minimising any potential environmental impact.

Carbon Clean’s team welcomed garage owners and technicians on to the stand to discuss the latest addition to the Carbon Clean line-up, as well as outlining the opportunities that becoming a Carbon Clean Centre presents during the twice-daily seminars.

Looking to grow a UK network of Carbon Clean Centres and Engineers to deliver quick, effective treatments to customer cars, Carbon Clean hopes to tackle to growing threat that carbon build-up presents to long-term vehicle health, such as loss of power and increased fuel consumption.

Chris Phipps, National Sales Manager for Carbon Clean, said: “Mechanex shows have featured heavily in Carbon Clean’s 2017 event schedule, simply because they’re the perfect platform to talk technicians through the technology involved, giving them the opportunity to see first-hand the quality of the equipment.

“We’re also able to answer in person any questions they might have concerning the support structure Carbon Clean has in place to back the products.”

Mechanex Sandown was also the delegates’ last chance to get their hands on a CC-14 machine and test its de-carbonising capabilities for themselves in an exclusive raffle. The winner will be announced shortly.

To find out more about Carbon Clean, including the all-new DCS-16 DPF Cleaning System, visit
carbon-clean.co.uk.