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Learn more about Achates Power and its clean, more fuel efficient and lower cost engines.


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Corporate Overview Video - David Johnson Corporate Overview

Take a virtual tour of Achates Power and its San Diego-based headquarters, which houses more than 50 engineers and scientists, all focused on designing and building better engines—engines that use less fuel and cost less too.

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Dyno Cell Video with Chris Pesko Dyno Cell

Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Da Vinci oil consumption measurement system and Dekati mass monitor, the Dyno Cell is where Achates Power tests and perfects its revolutionary, fuel efficient, opposed-piston engine design.

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Fuel Lab Video with Clark Klyza Fuel Lab

The Achates Power Fuel Lab uses cutting-edge lasers and test equipment to closely monitor its fuel injection technology on the engine as well as provide data to support computational fluid dynamics modeling—ensuring superior fuel efficiency and a more sustainable future for everyone.

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Lecture Series


Improved Thermal Efficiency of Opposed-Piston Two-Stroke Engines Rationale for Improved Thermal Efficiency of Opposed-Piston Two-Stroke Engines

Randy Herold, Ph.D., demonstrates why the Achates Power opposed-piston two-stroke engine has an indicated thermal efficiency advantage over a standard four-stroke engine as well as provides quantifiable results.

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Oil Consumption Video Oil Consumption

Brian Callahan, Ph.D., senior development engineer, details the testing methods Achates Power employs to measure oil consumption and determine that the company's opposed-piston engine is less than 0.10% across most of the operating map.

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Structural Dynamics Video Structural Dynamics of an Opposed-Piston Engine with Flexible Structure

Christina Exner outlines the approach used by Achates Power for structural dynamics durability analysis—validating both the integrity and sound design of the Achates Power opposed-piston engine.

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Opposed-Piston Two-Stroke Engine Sizing in Commercial Vehicle Applications Guidelines for Opposed-Piston Two-Stroke Engine Sizing in Commercial Vehicle Applications

Randy Herold, Ph.D., evaluates engine size and the considerations that go into determining the optimal size for an opposed-piston two-stroke engine used in a commercial vehicle application.

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Scavenging Performance of a Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Diesel Engine Scavenging Performance of a Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Diesel Engine

Tristan Burton, Ph.D., explains the combination of detailed simulations and measurements that are used to understand and predict the scavenging performance of the Achates Power opposed-piston engine.

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