The Bendigo-Kangan Institute

Kangan Institute and ABMARC are collaborating to enable testing of future vehicle and energy technologies for industry and to facilitate automotive students in participating in research and development work.

Kangan Institute is a division of Bendigo Kangan Institute, one of Australia’s largest TAFE providers. Through campuses in Broadmeadows, Docklands, Richmond, Moonee Ponds and Essendon, Kangan Institute provides training services to students, industries and businesses throughout metropolitan Melbourne and beyond.

The collaboration sees ABMARC engineers made available to students and its advanced vehicle emissions and energy consumption test equipment made available to customers at Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence. This includes the following dynamometers:

  1. Certification all-wheel drive light vehicle chassis dynamometer (236 kW, 1500 N torque, 200 km/hr)
  2. Heavy vehicle chassis dynamometer (2.5m roller, 3,000 – 30,000 kg inertia capability, 522 kW, 110 km/hr)
  3. Motorcycle dynamometer (90 kW, 270 N, 250 km/hr)
  4. Certification engine dynamometer (400kW)

The collaboration will provide significant opportunities for research and development (R&D) of advanced and future mobility technologies. The R&D capabilities will include:

  • R&D emissions measurement to the latest European Euro 6 (light vehicles), Euro VI (heavy vehicles) China 6 and US EPA standards
  • Precision energy consumption measurements of electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the laboratory and on the road
  • Charging rates, efficiencies and losses at the vehicle and electric vehicle charging systems
  • Fuel consumption measurements of all fuels, including: biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen and LPG

The following certification tests will also be performed as part of the collaboration:

  • Euro 6 RDE and Euro VI ISC
  • DT80 emissions testing
  • NSW mines engine testing