New Zealand Gough

GOUGH GOUGH & HAMER LTD

 

A Performance Analysis Report (PAR) was carried out by Gough Gough & Hamer Ltd on a truck owned by FiveStar Distribution Ltd, (Hookers).

Vehicle Year and Make: 2000 Western Star

Model: ISM 452

Odometer Reading: 185,515 km at 14/2/2002

Odometer Reading: 247,811 km at 18/7/2002

Gough, Gough and Hamer Ltd carried out a base test on a dynamometer on the 14/2/2002. The aim of the test was to establish fuel consumption figures by measuring the horsepower at the wheel. Three different runs were made at different RPM speeds. This was done to give greater consistency for an overall conclusion.

Cleanburn Fuel Treatment was then consistently added to the fuel, the truck was using at a ratio of 1:200 litres over a 5-month period.

On the 18/7/2002 the truck under went the exact test on the dynamometer at Gough, Gough and Hamer Ltd as was done 5 months previously.

RESULTS: TEST 1

RPM 1790 1700 1600 1400
HP at Wheel
Run 1 276 344 352 356
Run 2 279 344 355 365
Run 3 275 341 352 353
Average HP 276.6 343 353 355

Total Average HP at Wheel Measured: 331.9

RESULTS: TEST 2

RPM 1790 1700 1600 1400
HP at Wheel
Run 1 354 355 360 348
Run 2 354 359 361 349
Run 3 356 363 363 352
Average HP 354.6 359 361.3 349.6

Total Average HP at Wheel Measured: #56.1

The two tests show an increase in HP at the wheel of 7.3%

The average fuel rate (GPH) for Test 1: 18.9

The average fuel rate (GPH) for Test 2: 19.0