"The Cerma with STM-3 technology provides 2.1% fuel savings. This claim is based on the test conducted according to the SAE J 1321 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure -Type II ( 1986),which resulted in 2.1% fuel savings over the baseline for the test vehicle, a Class-8 engine truck, using the Cerma with STM-3 technology according to the supplier's instructions: engine oil 340 grams ( 12 oz.); power steering system 28 grams ( I oz.); differential 1 70 grams(6 oz.); trailer wheels 28 grams (I oz.) per wheel."
The fuel-consumption tests were performed on a high-speed test track (BRAVO) at the Transport Canada Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, Quebec. All testing was conducted by Program Innovation Transport (PIT)/FP Innovations of Pointe-Claire, Quebec during the 8th Energotest Campaign in September 20 I I .
The track is a high-banked, parabolic oval that is 6.4 km (4 miles) long. The length of a test run was 15 laps (almost 100 km), with departure and arrival at the same position along the track. The test procedure was based on the SAE J 1321 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure - Type II (SAE International 1986). The fuel-consumption test compared the fuel consumption of a test vehicle, operating under two conditions, with that of an-unmodified control vehicle. Fuel consumption was accurately measured by weighing temporary tanks before and after each trip. The repeatability of the scale measurements was periodically checked during the tests using a set calibration weight.
For each test, control and test vehicles had the same general configuration and were coupled to the same semi-trailers for the base and test trials. The load weights remained the same throughout the entire test period. The vehicles were in good working condition, with all settings adjusted to the manufacturer's specifications.
It should be noted that the technology tested by FP innovations Performance Innovations Transport (PIT)Group in 201 1 was based on the 1986 version of the SAE J 1321 standard, which was subsequently updated in 201 2.
CERMA with STM-3 Technology is a fuel engine additive which, when applied to Class 8-Truck Engines, has the potential to increase fuel efficiency of the vehicle subjected to the technology treatment.