The first engine prototype has been assembled and installed at the IFPEN test bench! Most of the new features, including the high-pressure injection system, the long-route EGR loop, and the rebuilt airline embedding the new WCAC, have been successfully implemented. On the other hand, the baseline turbocharger and exhaust aftertreatment system were used for the initial tests. To validate the new functionalities and begin the first steady state engine calibration, six representative operating points were identified (ICE Speed (RPM) & Brake Mean Effective Pressure). Following this first engine test bench validation, the turbo and the serial exhaust line were replaced by the e-turbo and the new prototype exhaust line dedicated to the PHOENICE application respectively.
Additionally, a second engine prototype has been built for the following transient calibration which will be carried out at Politecnico di Torino test facilities.