The catalytic converter is one of the essential components of the vehicle emission control system. It treats many of the harmful emissions produced by the engine, converting them into water and harmless gases. If the catalytic converter malfunctions, it must be replaced quickly.
The catalytic converter is a sophisticated engine component that utilizes various principles of organic chemistry. The core is usually a ceramic monolith with a honeycomb structure. A film of precious metal is laid over the monolith, which serves to intercept the exhaust gases and decompose them. This reaction, occurring at high temperatures, causes the exhaust to be much less environmentally harmful. The ceramic monolith is enclosed within a sealed casing and is further protected by a coating of insulation.
A poorly maintained or faulty catalytic converter results in excessive fuel consumption as well as a loss of engine power and overall performance.
Contact the team at Swift Industries for an assessment of your Catalyst today.