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Old 20th July 2009, 10:38   #1
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Spotted this Accent Viva in Chennai Central Railway Station Parking with something on its exhaust
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Old 20th July 2009, 11:25   #2
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Spotted this Accent Viva in Chennai Central Railway Station Parking with something on its exhaust

looks like a cooking gas cylinder..
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Well if this car is a diesel one, It has to be a spark arrestor. Its needed if the car is used in a gas plant or so.
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Well if this car is a diesel one, It has to be a spark arrestor. Its needed if the car is used in a gas plant or so.
I agree. But, spark arrestors are must even for Petrol cars inside Refineries and Gas plants.
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I agree. But, spark arrestors are must even for Petrol cars inside Refineries and Gas plants.
In my 12 years in Oil & gas sector overseas, never have herd that a Petrol vehicle is allowed in a live oil & gas plant. I doubt the same in Inida too.
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In Kuwait, KNPC, we used Petrol Cars, Mitsibishi Lancers and had spark arrestors fitted exactly the same way it looks in the picture. I had one in my car too, making weir kind of whistling sound when I cruised on highways, attracting the cops and I had to explain to them the reason quite a few times. It was compulsory in KNPC, whatever the fuel was. And the Kuwaiti officials used Chevrolet Caprice Classics and Buicks (also fitted with Spark arrestors). (And in Kuwait Diesel cars were a rarity those days, i.e., 1991-1996, Even Coaster buses were on Petrol only)
This was my experience of my 6 years in Kuwait.
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Raja,
Thats news for me, Thanks mate. Yes they really make a weird sound. Plus if you have a chalwyn fitted too, it really screams !
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Well if this car is a diesel one,
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But, spark arrestors are must even for Petrol cars inside Refineries and Gas plants.
That Viva is a petrol one. Viva CRDi did not come with ABS as far as I remember.
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It's a spark arrestors. Inside Refineries, it's MUST for all vehicles (either Petrol or Diesel).

I worked with Reliance & there it was must. For two wheelers there was separate parking near gate but all 4 wheelers can go further inside the refinary campus but they have to have spark arrestors, without that none of the car was allowed to enter.
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These spark arrestors are common on all oil tankers, (attached to the exhaust in the front). Seeing it for the first time on a car. This car must be used in / around an oil facility.

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Is it because of these spark arrestors stuff that the oil tanker trucks have a weird whistling sound ?

Anyway its a nice piece of information. Thanks dude.
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Is it because of these spark arrestors stuff that the oil tanker trucks have a weird whistling sound ?
I don't really think that will make a huge difference in sound in a truck.

The whistling sound you are saying about, my guess is its the turbo doing its stuff as most of the oil trucks are Turbocharged as they need better pulling power for obvious reasons.
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Is it because of these spark arrestors stuff that the oil tanker trucks have a weird whistling sound ?

Anyway its a nice piece of information. Thanks dude.
Yes. If you see closely the spark arrestor, it has a axial fan like louvers at the outlet, which produces this sound... I had pulled up by cops in Kuwait for this sound, and had hard time explaining the reason. They thought I had fitted some fancy Ambulance type hooter for fun.
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Thanks yzfrj.
Meet you during the weekend.

Thanks rajataurus.

But still the confusion of the sound is between turbo and spark arrester now.

Found : Spark arrestor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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