Just 15 miles north of Afton HQ in Richmond, Virginia (USA) sits our Ashland Technical Center, where a team of engineers and technicians are producing leading edge research and test results with state of the art testing equipment.
Their research has led to advancements in in fuel economy, engine cleanliness, deposit control and emissions reduction, to name a few.
The campus-like facility is equipped with an automotive shop that, among other activities, works to determine the clean-up levels of the detergent additives used in real world fleet tests. In the emissions lab, technicians are measuring gaseous and particulate emissions from vehicles operating on a chassis dynamometer.
Over at the cold vehicle soak chamber, they are testing a variety of capabilities while simulating extreme environmental conditions.
In another part of the center, engineers are preparing a vehicle to measure the performance benefits of Afton’s fuel additive technology in a high performance vehicle. Afton’s high speed dynamometer can measure total-vehicle performance under high-speed and demanding load conditions, including measuring fuel additive benefits in power and acceleration.
The team at the Ashland Technical Center is one of the many vital groups within Afton whose collective expertise helps deliver high performance results and innovation for our customers.