Picture: Jari Aitta
The high-standard motor laboratory of the School of Engineering has been testing and measuring the performance of internal combustion engines, electric motors and generators since 2000. The laboratory is equipped for performance, nominal consumption and emission measurements that can be performed to petrol and diesel engines according to different standards. It is also possible to optimise engines for different alternative fuels.
The laboratory is equipped with a combustion measurement and analysis system for thermodynamic measurements of internal combustion engines.
We cooperate with a number of companies and educational institutions in Finland and abroad. Our strength is the knowledge of Northern conditions and our location in the middle of those conditions. Our laboratory projects are guided by the needs of the economic area of Oulu and the most suitable way of addressing them as well as the anticipation of and preparation for global-level changes in the industry.
A new line of development in the laboratory is CHP systems. CHP (Combined Heat and Power) means the combined production of thermal energy and electricity from a number of potential fuels.