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Wisconsin Small Engine Consortium (WSEC)

Introduction

Small Engines, typically defined as engines used in non-road applications and less than 500 hp., are being studied at the ERC. Many of these engines are now being regulated for levels of exhaust emissions, or will be in the near future. These engines present unique challenges for study because of the different operating regimes, and level of technology.

In 1993, the ERC began working with a newly formed consortium designed to assist Wisconsin small engine manufacturers and suppliers to produce engines that can satisfy customer needs while also meeting tightening emission standards.

Currently there are six projects underway at the Engine Research Center. The projects have objectives of the collaborative development of experimental, analytical, or computational methodologies that will assist the members of the WSEC in producing more efficient, cleaner engines.

Private WSEC Page