"Speed rates to depress the accelerator along with the different changes in air pressure ...
“In regards to fuel economy, we have to consider a couple of key factors: On one hand the amount of fuel injected through the nozzles versus the airflow volumes entering the engine and based on the readings provided by air flow sensors, which are installed on every single point and multipoint fuel injection engines...
Tests conducted on the TM bus fleet 1, using Marclais ecological valve (altitude compensator device), showed a 12% opacity level reduction in all electronic turbo diesel motors.
It is a high profile venture to be globally positioned with the support of the Colombian Government and several qualified agencies including Proexport, Innpulsa Colombia and the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation (APC).More
Marclais recently won a technology contest summoned by iNNpulsa-Colombia (government agency for business development) which granted a $ 140,000 investment award towards the purchase of raw materials, machinery and laboratory facilities along with selected budget for marketing.More
A parallel tech research is currently in progress aiming to develop a comparable ecological valve to fit diesel heavy vehicles and trucks. "We have already got the device prototype and we plan to introduce it in the market by the end of thisyear” Aldana stated.More
Colombian born Aldana, a mechanical engineer who founded Marclais enterprises back in 2004, so that he could develop this unique product invention, is now exporting the ecological valve to Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Ecuador. He is also looking forward to conquer the Mexican market and to reach Europe scenarios as well. Engineer Aldana has envisioned selling 100,000 valves within the next five year period. Since the price charged for each valve is roughly USD$100, that would represent a total of USD$10 million in revenues for his company.More
Marclais, a Bogota based company has already exported eight thousand valve units to the Andean region countries and plans to reach the Mexican market very soon.More
Not all gasoline in the fuel tank gets burned off during the combustion process. Factually, there is a significant percentage of gasoline, which oftentimes exits through the exhaust pipe in the form of smog, causing pollution by hydrocarbons to the environment. Besides that, altitude and irregular topographic conditions in Colombia certainly prevent the complete fuel combustion. That is particularly right in cities located at 1,500 meters above sea level, e.g. Bogota (2,640 meter-altitude), where car fuel is not fully consumed.More
Vehicles in Chile and Bolivia have implemented the use of a novel ecology valve for motors designed by a Colombian engineer. Also, Marclais, valve manufacturer, recently won a technology contest summoned by government agency Innpulsa Colombia. The contest jury assessed the valve mechanism to be an innovative and entrepreneurial business project with rapid and sustainable growth potential. Marclais has been invited to take part of the official trade mission in Chile, coordinated by Proexport.More
Marclais of Colombia was selected by Innpulsa-Colombia as an eligible entity to receive co-financing resources, per its innovative and entrepreneurial business projects which have a promising rapid and sustainable growth potential.More
Private vehicles in Bogotá, which evidently outnumber public service cars around the city, are now considered to discard 200 times more pollution loads (measured in tons/year) into the environment. Subsequently, their role in air pollution is not only contributing to planet earth global warming effects but also to the so-called "natural death” of its inhabitants; needles to mention the numerous collateral health problems linked to poor air quality breathed in the city as a whole, daily.More
Natural death or linked to poor air quality in Bogota? A recent study in Europe showed that exposure to contaminated environment, even within the maximum permitted levels, can increase the risk of natural death in people. And Bogotá was ranked as the Latin American city with the highest risk linked to that factor, better known as PM 2.5.More
Entrepreneurship and innovation: the Andean region challenge. Change the paradigm (chip replacement) and start thinking big, “the entrepreneur secrets”, Contact Magazine (page 46), Faculty of Engineering.More