CEC Testing

At a glance

Millbrook performs industry-recognised DW10B, XUD9, M102E, M111, EA111 and VW Water Boxer bench engine CEC tests to evaluate fuel additives and base fuels, effect on keep-clean and clean-up potential and engine performance.

Automotive engine test facility engineer at Millbrook Proving Ground
Automotive engine test facility at Millbrook

Impartial, blind testing is carried out in purpose-built CEC test cells with a secure fuel blending and storage area, and a dedicated engine teardown, rate and build facility.

Automotive engine dynamometer test cell in a facility with engine-in-the-loop and durability capability

CEC Test Methods

  • CEC F-098 DW10B Diesel engine injector nozzle fouling and power loss testing
  • CEC F-023 XUD9 Diesel injector nozzle coking and flow loss testing
  • CEC F-005 M102E Gasoline inlet valve and combustion chamber cleanliness testing
  • CEC F-020 M111 Gasoline inlet valve cleanliness testing
  • VW Waterboxer Gasoline inlet valve sticking tendency testing
  • CEC F-113 EA111 Direct injection gasoline injector fouling test in a Euro 4 passenger car engine

ISO 17025 - Millbrook operates a UKAS accredited testing laboratory, No. 2498.

Alternative Base Fuel and Fuel Additive Test Methods

Millbrook’s experience in running CEC test procedures enables it to offer a wide range of similar tests on alternative engines, including generators and motorbike and train engines.

In addition, turnkey projects can include whole vehicle fuel consumption, emissions, performance, drivability testing, starting performance and cold filter plugging.

Millbrook runs full vehicle and motorbike testing on rolling road and hub dynamometers, offering highly accurate and adaptable drive cycles. It tests fuel and lubricant performance including fuel economy and injector deposit accumulation.

Millbrook offers a wide range of independent lubricant, fluid and fuel testing services.