SEMA 2014: FueLab Digital Fuel Delivery Keeps the Fires Burning

IMG_0807SEMAGetting fuel from point A to point B would seem like a simple thing – heck, gravity can do that job, right? But things get complicated when that fuel needs to be delivered in specific quantities, at a specific pressure, and the price for getting it wrong could be a lost race, burned pistons, or worse.

Fuel delivery is a science, and FueLab sees it in that light. For carbureted engines with a big thirst, they’ve introduced a new four-port blocking-style (non-return) fuel pressure regulator that features dual -10 inlet ports, four -6 outlet ports with spacing wide enough to accommodate -8 line, and a quick-change main seat assembly.

“This regulator will handle very high flow rates and maintain a flattened, stable pressure curve,” explains FueLab’s Brian Paitz. The large diameter 1.5 inch diaphragm is the key to this new four-port’s consistent performance.

The Prodigy fuel pump's brushless DC motor is controlled by onboard electronics to keep the pump and the fuel cool during low-demand operation, preventing excess noise, wear, and vapor lock.

The Prodigy fuel pump’s brushless DC motor is controlled by onboard electronics to keep the pump and the fuel cool during low-demand operation, preventing excess noise, wear, and vapor lock.

On the supply side, FueLab’s Prodigy fuel pumps build intelligence right into the pump itself – rather than using an external pulsewidth or voltage regulation system to slow the pump down during low-demand and idle conditions, integral control electronics adjust the speed of the DC brushless motor based on the signal voltage applied to a separate terminal, via a simple on-off, a command signal from an aftermarket ECM, or FueLab’s optional electronic fuel pressure regulator.

In addition to inline pumps, the Prodigy line also includes in-tank power modules in both application-specific modules and universal units for custom installations.

We also got a sneak peek at FueLab's upcoming diesel lift pump applications that employ Prodigy control technology.

We also got a sneak peek at FueLab’s new diesel lift pump applications that employ Prodigy control technology.

About the author

Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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