DynaCERT in Calgary
Here at West Tech Mobile, we’re always after cutting-edge products that make engines run better. From better fuel efficiency to less particulate emissions, we try to stay informed about the latest developments that will help us deliver excellent service and results for our clients. And now, we’ve got some great news about a product that will help do just that!
West Tech Mobile in Calgary is an Authorized DynaCERT Dealer
We are proud to announce that we are a newly authorized dealer for DynaCERT products and their proprietary HydraGen technology!
If you’ve never heard of them, DynaCERT is a Canadian company that does incredible work on emission reductions for diesel engines. In fact, the last part of their name stands for Carbon Emission Reduction Technology. Winner of many awards for innovation and design – including a Gold Medal for the 2018 Edison Best New Product Award™ and a prize for Energy Solutions in B2B at the 2019 German Innovation Awards, among others – they are now expanding around the world.
West Tech Mobile Sells HydraGen Systems
The latest development from their labs, HydraGen, was created in collaboration with NASA engineering – and it makes diesel engines perform at a level never before seen, while keeping emissions low and cleaner than ever. Unlike the after-treatment systems, where the actual exhaust gases are cleaned through a DPF, DOC, or SCR after the combustion stage, HydraGen actually controls the combustion itself. This means better fuel efficiency and less emissions generated. And you can get your own right here at West Tech Mobile.
How HydraGen Technology Works
It works by using distilled water to create hydrogen and oxygen gas, a combination which is introduced into the engine’s air intake – after the air filter, and before the turbo. Using this method, the engine produces up to 55% less particulate matter, meaning less regens, less soot buildup, extended life for your diesel particulate filter and engine components, and less back pressure to the engine.
The unit can run at temperatures as low as -60° C, with a built-in heater that kicks in automatically if needed. It uses a maximum of 15-25 amps in the winter – about the same as your headlights – but it only runs when the engine is on, using energy from the alternator that would otherwise be wasted in order to charge its battery. Consuming less than five litres of water for 3000-5000 km of travel at 105 km/h, refilling the tank is the only maintenance you need to do regularly – and a periodic visit for us to top up the electrolyte inside will keep you going strong.
HydraGen Test Results
Here are some results that verified third-party testing produced in Germany:
Despite the presence of hydrogen and oxygen gases, there is no dangerous accumulation of either, as there is no tank installed. The gases are only produced when the system needs it, and because hydrogen is so light, it dissipates almost immediately in case of excess.
Customized HydraGen Technology at West Tech Mobile
Through an OBD reader, GEO tab and harness adapter, the unit collects engine parameter data for the first three weeks and calibrates itself to optimal settings for your driving style. This keeps it operating at peak performance, no matter where you go.
Another bonus of DynaCERT’s HydraGen technology? It’s a recognized, reliable brand, and doesn’t void the OEM warranty. The units have been installed on many engines – including Cummins, Volvo, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, Komatsu, Mack, Navistar, Caterpillar, EMD, MAN, and Mercedes-Benz – and all these manufacturers, and others, have provided valid warranty statements. Here at West Tech, we can also provide a liability insurance certificate to cover loss of revenue if your engine is down due to a HydraGen malfunction. We’re that confident in its performance.
Installing DynaCERT’s HydraGen Technology with West Tech
In just a few hours, you can have your own HydraGen unit and get all the benefits it’s been designed to give! All installs come with a one-year warranty, with an optional two-year add-on. There’s also an app that can help you track fuel economy and carbon credit information from the ECM, automatically tallying your savings – and, if you save more than 15% on your fuel economy, can earn you a carbon credit check proportional to fuel savings.
Do you want to know more about HydraGen’s potential? Contact us today to book your DynaCERT appointment and find out how you can get one and lower your maintenance costs, save on fuel, and do better for the environment – all at the same time!
One of the hardest parts of owning a diesel vehicle is making sure that all of the parts of your fuel system stay clean, and that your filters are catching all the particulates from the exhaust. With variable quality of diesel fuel and off-the-shelf filters, and many different factors contributing to engine performance, there may be plenty of soot, precipitate, and other fine particulate matter accumulating in your engine. We see a lot of it in the diesel engines we work on – so we made sure we can fix the problem at the source.
Semis Manufactured In America
We live in an interconnected world, and there is a truly massive amount of trade that goes on between nations. We are accustomed to seeing many of the products we use every day made in China, Mexico, or other countries, but when it comes to semi trucks, there are many die-hard drivers who have trucks made in the United States.
You might be surprised to know that many of the most recognizable brands of semi trucks in North America are manufactured somewhere in the USA. Almost all of the thousands of trucks crossing the continent at any moment originated somewhere within it. Here are some of the most common American semi trucks.
What Will The World Be Like Without Truck Drivers?
With everything going on in the world right now, it can be hard to remember that in some ways, the world is continuing on like it was before: our power is still on, our internet still works, and the goods we rely on are still being hauled around the country.
In fact, the importance of shipping has hardly ever been felt as strongly as it is now. Commercial trucks are among the only vehicles allowed across the border, and they’ve been delivering food and other goods to supermarkets and stores, keeping the shelves stocked. It’s clear that the trucks are important to the supply chain – but what about the truck drivers themselves?
While Truck Drivers Are Supporting Us All... West Tech Mobile Is Still Supporting Them.
In the last few weeks, the world has changed completely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and daily life has been shaken to its very core. With almost everyone staying at home to practice social distancing, many businesses have suffered massive setbacks – some of them overwhelming – and some industries are laying off thousands.
However, all of those people – working or not, healthy or sick, at home or sheltering away from others – still need essential supplies: medical equipment, food, electronics to work from home, cleaning supplies, and much more. And that means the trucking industry, which delivers all of those and more to communities all over the country, is more important than ever as it keeps supply lines moving.
Google's Most Frequently Asked "Why Do Semi Trucks..." Questions
Here at West Tech Mobile, we get asked a lot of questions about the vehicles we work on – everything from heavy industrial rigs to semi trucks and tractor-trailers. And we’re always more than happy to answer them! Since they are the most common, we decided to put our responses to some of Google's most frequently asked questions about semis all here in one place, for easy reference. Read on if you’ve been wondering these for yourself.
Why do semi trucks use diesel?
Mostly, it comes down to horsepower, as diesel engines create more horsepower than gasoline ones. Also, in the past, diesel was cheaper than gas, so it became popular as a more cost-effective alternative. And one more big reason is that truck drivers, who are constantly guiding top-heavy vehicles – and large tanks full of fuel – know that in the event of a rollover, diesel isn’t nearly as combustible as gasoline. If you’re always hauling large volumes of it in a tank underneath you, that makes a big difference.
3 Common Reasons Why Your Webasto Thermo Top C is Failing
A Webasto Thermo Top C is a high-tech (and highly welcomed) engine warmer that fits into your fuel line and keeps your engine from freezing up – all without having to idle the engine itself. As with any technology, it’s amazing when it works, but there are a lot of components and sometimes they fail for what seems like no reason.
We see a lot of these Webastos at West Tech Mobile, and some of the reasons for failure are far more common than others. Here are the top three that we see again and again in the course of our work.
What Is The Tesla Semi All About?
If science fiction shows and movies from decades ago were to be believed, by 2020 we’d all have jetpacks, butler robots, and autonomous cars that flew us from place to place. And, while many of those wilder fantasies are still just that, the world is getting closer to futuristic vehicle technology that looks like it’s part of a sci-fi novel of its own.
A big player on this stage is the company Tesla, run by eccentric billionaire (and previous driver of the first car in space) Elon Musk. While their electric cars, like the Tesla 2 and 3, have been around for years, the company made waves in November when they announced the forthcoming release of their pickup, the blocky-looking Cybertruck. But a lot of people don’t realize that years before that, Tesla was in the news for a different truck on their list, which is due to arrive by the end of this year. Have you ever heard of the Tesla Semi?
10 Heavy Truck Diagnostics Terms You Should Know
There are hundreds of millions of drivers around the world, and all of them have vehicles that need maintenance from time to time. But there are far less mechanics than there are drivers, so unfortunately, the majority of drivers have a high likelihood of encountering a problem at some point that they can’t identify or explain.
“It wiggles, you know? Really fast, when I go fast.”
“There’s kind of a, I don’t know, chongakongakonk sound. Is that bad?”
“It feels like the tires are loud, and when I try to turn, there’s a…a shriek?”
10 Tips For Dealing With Mechanics
Have you ever wondered what you can do to make your mechanic’s day better? Or how you can be the best customer they’ve had all month? The truth is, a lot of people have some bad habits when it comes to their mechanics, and while these habits certainly won’t affect the quality of the work performed, they will take a toll on the person doing it. If you want to be a favourite client, here are ten helpful tips to remember the next time you roll into a garage.
Why Do Semi Trucks Use Air Brakes?
It’s a sound you hear all over any major city and on highways everywhere: the unmistakeable hiss of air coming off of a big rig as it rolls to a stop next to you. But have you ever wondered: why do semi trucks use air brakes? Why can’t they use hydraulic brakes like smaller cars?
It all comes down to reliability and availability of resources. In general, the heavier the vehicle, the more likely it is to use air brakes. Hydraulic fluid for small car brake lines needs to be filled at a shop and maintained manually, while air is everywhere, ready to be used in any truck braking system. But that’s just one reason why they’re common in the industry.
Calgary Food Trucks Service
Over the last few years, a new craze has popped up in cities all over North America – the food truck. Once just a hallmark of places like New York and Los Angeles, the food truck phenomenon has now spread to every corner of the continent, including right here in Calgary.
Food trucks are the ultimate win for a sole proprietor that loves the business: portable, efficient, and on a small scale, they can quickly be moved to a new location as needed. But what happens when the “truck” part of the business starts to show more than the “food” side?
Benefits of Mobile Truck Service
In the modern age of tight deadlines and the necessary efficiency, it isn’t always easy to take time out of your schedule to keep up with the maintenance on your heavy equipment. Aside from being needed on the job site, they can also be inconvenient or simply too large to move. As a result, if they get pushed too hard for too long, they may stop working altogether and break down on the site, or become unsafe to operate on highways or city streets. It could be costly to tow, or to spend weeks waiting for repairs that cost valuable productivity. What can be done to prevent this?
Avoiding Department Of Transportation Fines With Our Spring Special!
It looks like warm weather has finally returned, and as the old saying goes, that means it’s time for our second-longest Canadian season: construction! Trucks, rollers, pavers, cranes, and all kinds of other vehicles will be out in force in the coming months, working hard and doing what they do best.
But many of those vehicles have been sitting idle for several months, as the cold weather really blasted Calgary this year. That means all the hoses, pipes, and connections could have suffered damage over that time, and even the quality of the fluids inside the tanks and reservoirs could be reduced. And having a vehicle with multiple issues isn’t the kind of spring start you likely envisioned.
DEFs and California Truck Regulations
There’s a misconception that being a trucker is easy – that you just get comfy and drive around in the sunshine, with your favourite music playing and the wide open road ahead. And while it has moments like that, it’s still a job. A job that’s done in all conditions, rain or shine, with long stretches away from home and your family. A job with rules, laws, safety protocols, and plenty of paperwork that follows you everywhere you go.
Government regulation of the trucking industry varies across provinces and states, with some being stricter than others on things like maintenance, scheduling, and emission standards. California is well known for being among the strictest places in North America when it comes to these laws, and has been for many years.