These are the symptoms of a clogged catalytic converter on heavy machinery

symptoms of clogged catalytic converter on heavy machinery
The industrial and agricultural sectors are two of the most important economic segments in Spain. However, the correct development of both requires both specialised personnel in the field and technical means adapted to the new times.

In this respect, it is necessary to highlight the need to the importance of heavy machinery in the industrial area, but also agricultural. In many cases, productivity and transport depend on it. That is why, in this blog, we would like to take a closer look at the symptoms of clogged catalytic converter on heavy machinery. We don't want a breakdown of this kind to cause you any loss when, in most cases, it is so easy to solve.

What are the symptoms of a clogged catalytic converter on heavy machinery?

At Global FAP we specialise in the cleaning and rebuilding of catalytic converters for heavy machinery. Tractors, buses and lorries, among others, are the types of vehicles we cover most.

Below we would like to share some symptoms of a clogged catalytic converter in heavy machinery. If you detect any of them in your vehicle, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. We will advise you with the best solution for your case.

  1. Loss of power. This is undoubtedly one of the main symptoms of a blocked catalytic converter in heavy machinery. The engine loses performance and is particularly noticeable when idling or when accelerating, it does not respond as it should. This is because the combustion process is not being carried out correctly and the fuel is reaching the catalytic converter unburnt.
  2. Increased fume discharge. If you notice that your truck, tractor or bus is emitting more smoke and the smoke is dark in colour, something is wrong with the catalytic converter. It may be due to a blockage caused by a harmful fuel mixture that creates carbon deposits in the exhaust system.
  3. Overheating. Another reason that indicates that the catalytic converter is not working properly is when the engine overheats. This happens because soot clogs the catalytic converter and because the exhaust gases cannot escape, this leads to an increase in pressure and temperature.
  4. Noises. Starting to hear strange sounds is always a sign that something is wrong with a vehicle. Therefore, if you notice that the sound is coming from the catalytic converter area, don't wait to call us and tell us about it. This symptom can warn us that the catalytic converter has suffered a breakage. This symptomatology is typical of thermal shock, which occurs when a catalytic converter is at maximum temperature and suddenly comes into contact with another cold element, such as water or snow, and causes a breakage in the body of the catalytic converter.
  5. Breakage due to accident. Catalytic converter malfunction can also be caused by catalytic converter fragmentation due to a bad impact. No one is immune from an accident or an unwanted crash.

Global FAP, your expert group

The catalytic converter is a vital part of the exhaust system, as it is responsible for reducing emissions of pollutant gases into the atmosphere through a process of fuel neutralisation inside the catalytic converter. Its malfunction or failure can cause serious inconvenience to businesses, especially those whose profitability depends to a large extent on the efficiency of their heavy machinery.

We specialise in the industrial and agricultural sector, so if you detect any of the symptoms of a clogged catalytic converter in heavy machinery mentioned above, or any other symptom for which you do not know the origin, do not hesitate to contact our team of experts. We will be pleased to help you.

Source: Infotaller

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