Sentronics Limited has been granted homologation by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) for its FlowSonic Elite ultrasonic fuel flow sensor. The decision makes the component eligible for use in both Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship.
The FlowSonic Elite tops Sentronics line of sensors specifically designed to ‘help regulate peak engine power, balance performance, and promote energy efficiency in motorsport’. The unit has been proven in exhaustive bench and track testing, including over 300 hours of in-car running. The FlowSonic is offered in three variants – Elite, Super, and Pro – to suit a range of racing categories, from F1 to F4 and LMP1 to GT3, as well as touring and rally cars.
“The FIA’s and competitors’ experience of the technology in its first year understandably had an effect on the approach to homologating a second sensor,” said Neville Meech, managing director of Sentronics. “Practically speaking, this led to a much more rigourous set of validation criteria for homologation alongside the technical specification itself. Satisfying these requirements has been a challenging and lengthy process, but I can say our end product is all the stronger for it. I’d like to thank the entire team at Sentronics for their efforts in achieving the milestone of homologation, along with the FIA and competitors in F1 and LMP1 for their cooperation and patience during our development of the FlowSonic.”