The emissions dilemma
DESIGNING A POWERFUL ENGINE THAT MEETS STRINGENT EMISSIONS STANDARDS
Emission requirements may be changing, but you’re dealing with the same production challenges and demands you always have. That’s why you need equipment that will not only to meet the stringent emissions standards, but will also deliver the power and performance you expect.
DIESEL ENGINE FACTS
- Inside the combustion chamber, Particulate Matter (PM) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) have conflicting chemical factors.
- No diesel engine can be designed to meet both PM and NOx emission standards without the use of an exhaust treatment system.
A TRADE OFF IS NECESSARY
When the engine is operating most efficiently for power, minimal PM is produced. However the NOx levels are very high.
When exhaust gas is re-circulated back into the intake, the NOx production is reduced. However the higher levels of PM are created.
In either situation, an exhaust after treatment system is needed to reduce the levels of remaining pollutants.
WHAT IS PM?
Particulate Matter (PM) is composed of minute particles and pollutants, which pose serious health risks for people and animals
WHAT IS NOX?
Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) contribute to the cause of acid rain and ground level ozone.