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Monday, December 18, 2017 11:02 AM

Serck Services Inc. Introduces Engine Carbon Cleaning

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Serck Services Inc. would like to introduce you to Engine Carbon Cleaning, this is a mobile service or can be a service  provided at your shop, the mobile service is more beneficial to your customer as it cuts downtime to a minimal. This service can be offered right across your customer base automotive / truck fleets / off highway / power generation / mines anywhere an internal combustion engine is used you have an opportunity to offer this service.

About Engine Carbon Cleaning

The cleaning service uses regular water which is then converted to hydrogen gas, No chemicals or liquids are used, so nothing that can deteriate gaskets, o rings or react with the metal components within the air/fuel path of the engine.

The hydrogen/oxygen gas that is produced via the Power unit (hydrogen generator) is fed in through the air intake, thus following the air/fuel path through the engine. The gas is drawn into air stream via the engine’s vacuum and through the cold side of the turbo.  It then travels upwards into the intercooler then on to the inlet manifold.  Hydrogen will not clean oil sludge produced by the engine’s own breather system that can reside in the bottom of the intake manifolds and the bottom of intercoolers.

The hydrogen will then pass into the cylinder head collecting dry and loose carbon as it travels into the valve chambers where the oxygen attacks the built up hard carbon on the valve stems and seats at a molecular level and causes it break up over a period of a few days whilst engine is in use.

The gas will travel into the cylinder where it will help clean the injector tips, piston crowns, valve faces and any residual carbon at the top of the cylinder itself.

No matter how efficient an engine is, it cannot combust all of the hydrogen in the chamber and the remainder flows out over the exhaust valves, helping to remove excess carbon in the same way as the inlet valves.  The remainder of gas then travels to the EGR and DPF.  As part of the Engine Carbon Clean cycle we bob the throttle to ensure the valves open and close properly.  Moving onto the hot side of the turbo the process assists in cleaning the waste gates and finally onto the cat (should there be one).  If the EGR or DPF valves are fully blocked with soot then these will have to be cleaned off the vehicle.

Once an engine has been carbon cleaned then the service becomes preventative.  Keeping the engines airways clear will restore power and performance, lower emissions, revitalize fuel efficiency and help to avoid costly repair bills, plus help to extend oil life, DPF and EGR's needing less maintenance and ensuring the vehicle spending less time off the road.

The reason for this is when the airways are not clear, an engine’s ECU will see a demand for power.  Should the fuel/air mix not be correct the ECU will throw more fuel into the engine to solve the power demand requirement.   By doing that the ECU over-fuels itself thus creating more carbon from improper combustion of un-burnt fuel.

This carbon settles in the EGR, DPF, and turbo (hot and cold side) cylinder head choking the airways further. On fleets such as buses or trucks, the ECC service regularity is dependent on the duty cycle of vehicle in question.  When a bus duty cycle has repeated stop/starts the carbon build up is faster and more intense.  We would recommend that these vehicles receive the service at least three times year to ensure the bus is running at its most efficient at all times.  This could extend the buses life, reduce maintenance costs, reduce fuel usage.

Vehicle Service Time

  • Automotive – 30 minutes.
  • Light Truck (white fleet) – 30 minutes - 45 minutes.
  • Class 8 Truck – 50 minutes.
  • Bus / Coach – 50 minutes.
  • Plant & Equipment 30 minutes – 50 minutes depending on engine size


 Mobile Service Van 2017 Ford Transit Connect

Different size units available to suit your needs, that work on anything from a 25cc engine up to an Airbus 380 jet engine. 

North American franchise opportunities will be available early 2018. Contract Peter Young via email at  [email protected] for more details.