Injector failures is something that is not always monitored. We have a failure, decide whether it is a warranty case or not and book it to the breakdown cost subjected to the machine. However, there is a hidden cost compiling from each machine’s injection system that is not measured. Every machine has a specific load it can carry and it has to carry that load at a specific time interval over a distance. If the machine has a loss of engine performance, it effects the production capability of the machine and therefore a loss in production over time. We therefore have to cases, a ‘catastrophic’ failure of the injection system and the functional failure of the injection system.
With the ‘functional’ failure the injection system can no longer operate at its designed specifications. This causes a loss of engine performance, higher fuel consumption and an irregular spray pattern which can ultimately lead to breakdown.