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Jan 10

FIA now ready to police fuel limits in 2014

Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter homologated for 2014 F1 Season

Gill Sensors - The Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been approved by the FIA for use in the 2014 F1 season and WEC The manufacturer of a crucial fuel flow sensor is now ready for F1′s 2014 season. We reported last October that the governing FIA was in a race against time to ensure teams obey the all-new fuel limits for the radical turbo V6 rules.

The reports said the company awarded the contract to supply the mandatory fuel flow rate sensors was struggling to improve on an error rate of 1.5 per cent.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said that error result was “worrying”, and that the company Gill Sensors was working hard to improve the sensor ahead of the winter testing season.

Gill has now confirmed that its fuel sensor “has been homologated by the FIA” for the 2014 season.

The sensor “fulfils the FIA’s accuracy requirements”, the company added.

“We are delighted that the FIA is confident in the performance and durability of the ultrasonic fuel flow meter,” said chairman Mike Gill.

source: GMM

Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter homologated for 2014 F1 Season

Gill Sensors are proud to announce that the Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been homologated by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for use in the 2014 Formula one and World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been approved by the FIA for use in the 2014 F1 season and WEC .

The meters will now become mandatory according to new FIA regulations to help shape the future of professional motorsport and improve fuel efficiency.

Since the start of its development in 2011, the Fuel Flow Meter project has embraced the challenges of researching and developing an innovative technology aiming to provide the motorsport industry with real time data required for the new regulation. Gill has continued to develop the use of ultrasonic technology to provide a solution that measures bi-directional fuel flow to a very high degree of accuracy. Feedback from the vigorous testing programme has been crucial to the meters design and functionality, ensuring the it fulfils the specification needs of each customer.

Designed with an innovative, lightweight construction, the flow meter achieves the rapid transit response rate vital for the harsh environment application. The meter is capable of a flow measurement rate of 8000ml/min and fulfils the FIA’s accuracy requirements. “Gill Sensors are thrilled to have been chosen to undertake this extraordinary venture and we are delighted that the FIA is confident in the performance and durability of the Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter.” says Mike Gill, Chairman of the Gill Group. “We would like to thank the FIA and all the teams for their backing which has been fundamental to the project.”

The ultrasonic fuel flow meter will remain homologated for use within Formula 1 and WEC throughout the expected lifetime of the turbocharged V6 engine and future designs.

Gill will be displaying the FIA approved meters at Autosport Engineering from 9th-10th January on stand E161.

source: gillsensors.com



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