Catalysts

Car catalysts DPF/FAP

The offer of the Arcoore company includes the regeneration of the DPF / FAP filter of the catalyst, without which harmful chemical compounds will be released into the atmosphere along with the exhaust gases, negatively affecting not only the environment, but also our health. You can regenerate car catalysts for all types of vehicles, incl. catalyst for trucks, catalyst for buses, catalyst for agricultural and construction machinery and finally passenger vehicles.

Innovative method of catalyst regeneration

We regenerate car catalysts according to an innovative method, which consists in bathing in a specially designed washing and regenerating machine. The factors influencing the restoration of the original properties are:
– high temperature,
– specialized chemicals,
– medium operating under high pressure,
– sufficiently long bath time.
 

Do you have a questions?

During the regeneration of the catalyst filters, we do not interfere with their construction by cutting them, burning and re-welding. Thanks to this, we do not increase the risk of their damage and allow them to restore their original properties. Would you like to know more about this innovative method of regenerating catalytic converter filters for your car? Contact us!

How does a catalyst work?

The catalytic converter in the car is an element that has been subject to continuous development work in recent times, due to the increasingly stringent requirements for limiting the emission of harmful substances to the environment.
The catalyst looks like a tin can with tiny honeycomb-shaped channels. It is in these channels that precious metals are placed, incl. such as platinum, rhodium or palladium, which react with harmful substances in the exhaust gas, such as e.g. carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons.

The most common catalyst malfunctions

Excessive emission of exhaust fumes is the reason why the vehicle registration certificate may be withheld during roadside checks. “Smoke” will most likely be the result of a faulty exhaust system, which is part of the catalyst. The catalyst itself is quite a delicate element and it is relatively easy to damage it. In order to prevent catalyst malfunctions, keep an eye on the operation of the car and do not delay the repair or replacement of worn parts. The causes of catalyst failures can include:
– worn spark plugs,
– incorrect, uneven engine operation,
– defective high voltage electrical cables.
 
These faults can lead to unburned fuel entering the catalytic converter, which may even lead to its rupture. How else can the catalytic converter in the car be damaged?
Crack in the ceramic catalyst insert – this can occur after a sudden hitting a puddle, because cold water and hot catalyst will react immediately.
Catalytic converter core wear – this defect may be primarily encountered by owners of vehicles with an LPG system that has not been properly adjusted.
The lifetime of the catalysts is usually about 200,000 kilometers, so after reaching this mileage, it is good to check its condition as a preventive measure.

How to recognize catalyst faults?

A faulty catalytic converter in a car gives symptoms that are quite easy to recognize, and if you notice them, you should contact a trusted mechanic. A damaged catalyst should be replaced with a new one or regenerated – the most effective and safest way is to use our innovative method of catalyst regeneration by bathing in specialized chemicals in a machine designed for this purpose.
A damaged catalytic converter gives the following symptoms:
– reduced engine performance,
– noise from the chassis
– improper exhaust gas cleaning (exhaust smoke).
During the regeneration of catalysts, precious metals are recovered, which are used in small channels inside the catalyst.