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CFD: 8 - 10% Fuel Savings with
Innovative Drag Reduction Solution
March 23, 2016
OSAKA, Japan - Cool Flow Dynamics Inc., in its latest wind
tunnel testing conducted in Japan produced drag reduction
results exceeding 35% at 30 mph and 16.3% at 60 mph.
Testing also confirmed the thesis that drag is more unevenly
concentrated on the front portion of the vehicle at lower speeds
and evens out as the truck reaches highway speeds.
"The higher reduction in drag at the lower speeds is
particularly significant" stated Dr. Soni, who leads the
engineering efforts for the Company, "because it is occurring
when the truck is experiencing its highest fuel consumption."
This also bodes well for trucks and truck companies,
particularly for local and short haul carriers that spend more
time in urban and suburban traffic, where they are likely to have
lower fuel efficiency than their long haul or regional carrier
peers. At 16.3% drag reduction, fuel savings would average
8.1% - 10.6% or $3,000 - $5,000 per year per truck.
The Company has tested a new rear of the trailer solution
which also performed well in the Japan wind tunnel tests with
20.5% drag reduction at 40 mph and 10.6% reduction at 60
mph. Both solutions will be tested together in the near future
to determine what the combined results would be.
|Gap drag reduction results exceeding
35% at 30 mph and 16.3% at 60 mph...
|At 16.3% drag reduction, fuel savings
would average 8.1% - 10.6% or $3,000
- $5,000 per year per truck.
|Engineering Teams of Taisei Techno & Cool Flow Dynamics after
Successful Testing March 23, 2016 in Osaka, Japan
|Trucks: Why CFD over its competitors?
Successful Application of Science
|Image Below: Self- powered, active air flow devices generate horizontal vortex (red arrow) which seals
the gap between the truck and trailer through "virtual shaping". This minimizes intrusion of the air flow
which create drag, moving along the sides and roof of the truck.
1. Successfully tested & applied state of the art
plasma technology at 1:60 scale to reduce drag
by 14.7% at the University of Florida.
2. At Kettering University, we successfully replicated
technology generated air flow patterns at 1:32
scale by capturing, manipulating and optimizing
the natural air flow movements around the truck.
3. The result was the development of self-powered,
active air flow drag reduction solutions, second
to none in the industry, which was successfully
tested at 1:14 scale in Japan, resulting in 16.3%
drag reduction at 60 mph & over 35% at 30 mph.
4. CFD has partnered with a national carrier to
conduct Beta testing beginning in September
2016 on an established route in the South.
Feedback from trucking industry executives, drove how
we adopted, modified & improved our designs, without
compromising on performance. (See Chart Below)
|Designed to Meet Customer & Industry Needs
CFD Announces Release of
August 12, 2016
Sarasota, Florida - Cool Flow Dynamics Inc., has
announced the successful completion of its open
case refrigeration (OCR) solution after nearly 3 years
of development. Results using a state of the art OCR
produced up to 19.2% in energy cost savings and was
generated using 4.5 watts for every 600 watts saved.
Using an average price of electricity of 12 cents per
kWh, the system fully installed is anticipated to have a
payback of 6 months.
19.2% energy cost savings... using
4.5 watts for every 600 watts saved
CFD has designed the solution to be easy to install,
maintain and plug and play. The first in store
demonstration is scheduled for a chain of
convenience stores with 8,500 units under its control
in the fall of 2016.
Fuel Savings Solutions for
the Trucking Industry
|Development Partners &
Announces Market Ready Truck
Beta Prototype for September
August 10, 2016
Sarasota, Florida - Cool Flow Dynamics Inc., announced that
the commercial market ready, retrofit Beta prototype will be
installed in September 2016. "What this means is that upon
successful testing, the company would be in position to take
orders and deliver product to prospective customers with 60
days", explained the Senior VP of Global Sales Kevin Rogers.
...Payback in 6 - 12 Months
The nationally ranked truck carrier with nearly 5,000 class 8
trucks and over 12,000 trailers is but one of several similar
sized companies representing the trucking industry that have
expressed interest in a trial installation of CFD solutions.
Image Below: Using CFD solutions, the area of warm
air infiltration (yellow) is smaller, as is the leakage of
cold air from the bottom of the unit.
|Self-adjusts to conditions|
|"Eureka was the moment we realized
that our customers hate technology
risk as much as we do...""
|A Truck moving at 70 mph expends 65% of
its energy overcoming drag
|Drag reduction equals
|Development Partners &
|* Self- Install will price lower
|Technology Fuel Savings End User Cost
|Cool Flow Dynamics Inc.
6321 Porter Rd Suite # 7
Sarasota, FL 34240 USA
|WHAT IF WE COULD ELIMINATE THE
|Results without the Technology Risks
| Baseline 6 - 9% Savings 16 - 18% Savings
| As-Is Cool Flow I Cool Flow II