Rapid Component, Assembly and Whole-Vehicle Emissions Testing using SIFT-MS

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins. This is pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing, from raw materials to components to finished vehicles, to ensure conformance and avoid costly tear-out. However, conventional analytical technologies are expensive, complex and slow, since they are based on chromatographic methods.

SIFT-MS is an innovative, industry-proven analytical technique that directly and instantly analyses air down to part-per-trillion (by volume, pptV) concentrations, providing rapid component screening and immediate process feedback. SIFT-MS selectively and quantitatively analyzes the complete range of emitted VOCs (e.g. formaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, styrene and dichlorobenzene) and inorganic gases (e.g. ammonia).

This webinar introduces SIFT-MS and outlines the benefits that make it the ideal tool for product emission testing applications. Dr Holzwarth presents examples that illustrate how SIFT-MS has been applied to a range of emissions testing applications in the imat-uve laboratory. imat-uve evaluations include comparative studies that parallel the ISO 12219-4 emission testing chamber standard.

Outline: - The significance and measurement of volatiles in the automotive industry - SIFT-MS - Emission chamber testing - Spatially resolved “pinpoint” emission testing - Whole-vehicle emission testing - Conclusion