Advantest Corporation has launched a new solutions service business for diesel emissions after-treatment analysis that relies on the proprietary technology used in its TAS7000 terahertz (THz) wave 3-D imaging analysis system. The new business offers remote services for engineering and analysis of exhaust particulate matter to manufacturers of diesel engines, enabling a higher level of emissions after-treatment system development, as well as performance evaluations of the diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and catalyst products used by the automotive and heavy machinery industries.

As substances such as nitrous oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) generated by internal combustion engines are known contributors to atmospheric pollution and health problems, regulators around the globe are increasingly placing tighter controls on exhaust emissions from diesel-powered vehicles. To help manufacturers of diesel engines comply with these new regulations, Advantest has applied its proprietary THz wave technology to the design and development of an after-treatment system that performs non-destructive 3-D analysis and inspection of the PM deposited by exhaust gas in DPFs.

A non-destructive analysis tool effective in design and development relating to engine control, catalysts, DPFs and exhaust flow, Advantest’s TAS7000 imaging analysis system has demonstrated the ability to optimize the DPF performance for cleaner diesel engines and reduced emissions, leading to better fuel economy, higher after-treatment system performance and cost reductions.

Advantest expects that by incorporating a customized, high-level, consignment-based analysis and engineering solution set into its product and service offerings, more customers will benefit from its non-destructive analysis technology to improve their emissions after-treatment system design, development and evaluation. For more information, visit www.advantest.co.jp/en-index.shtml.