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Quality improvement of Three-way Catalytic Converter (TWC) system: application of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) methodology

Syed Abdul Bahari, Syed Najib and Wan Yusoff, Wan Ahmad Yusmawiza (2011) Quality improvement of Three-way Catalytic Converter (TWC) system: application of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) methodology. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 9783845443287

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Abstract

This book intends to present the application of FMEA method on Three-Way Catalytic Converter (TWC) system. Catalytic converter of auto-exhaust emission is one of the most successful applications of heterogeneous catalysis, both in commercial and environmental point of view. Catalytic converter has been proved critical to controlling pollution of CO-HC-NOx caused by automobile sources. TWC system functional lifetime is affected due to catalysts deactivation causes. The study is conducted by using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method. FMEA method is a systematic and analytical quality planning tool for identifying and addressing what potentially could go wrong with a product or process. It is widely accepted that FMEA is one of the best quality improvement tool. For the last several decades, FMEA has been widely used in industry especially in automotive sectors. It is expected to enhance the lifetime of the TWC by improving its resistance to deactivation. One of practical contributions of this research is to provide guidelines to engineers in monitoring the efficiency of TWC system from the FMEA report.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 3700/6504
Uncontrolled Keywords: Three-way Catalytic Converter (TWC) system
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1001 Transportation engineering (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr WAN AHMAD YUSMAWIZA WAN YUSOFF
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 16:38
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 19:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6504

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