Kits helps reduce emissions by reading exhaust temperatures

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MadgeTech’s ETR110 is an exhaust temperature profiling kit designed to measure the exhaust temperature of on-road vehicles and off-road equipment, including tractor-trailers, buses and trucks more than 14,000 pounds, wastewater vehicles and sweepers. The ETR110 kit comes assembled and includes a data logger, temperature sensor (thermocouple), weatherproof enclosure, interface cable, hex screwdriver, software, an NPT coupler and a compression fitting.

Setup is fast and easy, according to MadgeTech: The NPT coupler is attached to the exhaust pipe, as the use of a compression fitting allows for the thermocouple to be placed directly in the exhaust stream, providing for accurate profiling. The data logger, which is contained within the weatherproof enclosure, is then mounted to the vehicle.

Using the MadgeTech software, the logger is programmed to record for a set period, generally three to five days. Data is stored in the data logger, and is downloadable at any time via a PC or laptop computer. The complete temperature profile is then provided to the diesel particulate filter manufacturer, aiding in the selection of the correct DPF for the exhaust system, the company says.

Many DPF manufacturers, including Donaldson Corp., recommend the use of temperature profiling equipment, such as the MadgeTech ETR110, to aid in the selection of the appropriate diesel particulate filter. For more information, go to