The operation of internal combustion engines results in the generation of waste fumes known as exhaust gases. Your truck’s exhaust system is a series of robust components and pipes that channel the gases away from your engine. The exhaust gas can be recycled to drive turbochargers or expelled from the vehicle.
Several countries across the globe have placed stringent safety standards on the quality of vehicle exhaust emissions to control pollution. Dinex is a leading provider of high-quality yet affordable aftermarket parts for European trucks in Australia. This article focuses on Dinex’s solution for heavy-duty vehicle exhaust systems.
Who is Dinex?
Dinex is a family-owned business started by Jorgen Dinesen and his wife Grethe in 1982. The couple started the company in Middlefart, Denmark, with just seven employees. Dinex’s concept was to produce and distribute aftermarket parts for European trucks through regional warehouses. The company had one of the most comprehensive catalogues and could deliver products within 24 hours of ordering.
In the year 2000, Jorgen’s son, Torben, took over and grew the company. Today, Dinex has over 2,000 employees, 140 of which are engineers or research and development (R&D) specialists. The company has six technology centres, ten production sites and 19 distribution centres. Dinex now operates in 15 countries on three continents. They have reported a steady compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% for the last ten years.
Dinex Exhaust System Solutions
Dinex has maintained a culture of continuous innovation since its establishment. The company invests heavily in R&D to ensure it’s always miles ahead of the competition. Below are some of their solutions for improving the performance of commercial vehicle exhaust systems.
Dinex Pipe Treatment Systems
Dinex manufactures pipes to direct hot exhaust gases from the turbo unit of your truck to the after-treatment system (ATS). The exhaust pipes are made from ferritic or austenitic stainless steel.
Dinex pipe treatment systems ensure the efficient transfer of gas from turbo to ATS without leakages. These are cost-effective yet high-quality systems that enhance the performance of your truck. Below are examples of Dinex exhaust pipe treatment solutions.
- Decoupling elements
- Insulation solutions
Dinex Catalyst Coating Technologies
Dinex catalyst coating technologies are components designed to minimise emissions while enhancing the performance of your truck. Below are a few components that fall into the catalyst coating technology category:
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC):
The DOC is a component of the ATS that enhances the oxidation of carbon monoxide (CO) and total hydrocarbon (THC). The DOC also facilitates the oxidation of nitric oxide (NO) to nitrogen dioxide (NO2). These reactions reduce the emission of harmful gases into the environment.
Diesel Particulate filter Coating (C-DPF):
The DPF is a component that traps and oxidises soot particulates suspended in your truck’s exhaust gas. A low platinum group metal (PGM) content wash coat is used to coat the DPF to boost the oxidation of NO to NO2. Dinex bases its DPF coating technologies on a high thermal stability wash coat formulation. This enhances its NO2 recycling and formation characteristics.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR):
SCR catalysts convert harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) to nitrogen and water. The conversion rates for Dinex SCR technologies are above 95%. Dinex SCR technologies are based n the following materials depending on their operational temperature:
- Titanium-vanadium for temperatures below 5500C
- Cu-Zeolite and Fe-Zeolite for temperatures above 6000C
Dinex has several other exhaust system solutions such as Three-Way Catalyst (TWC), Methane Oxidation Catalyst (MOC) and mixers. Each component that Dinex develops is built to be long lasting and offer significant operational cost savings. In Australia, Dinex is a reliable supplier that provides aftermarket parts for European trucks with minimal delays.