Welcome!

News Feed Item

Environmental Benefits of EPA's New Tier 4 Final Standards Highlighted At CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 Convention

"Clearly the big driver for Tier 4 regulations is environmental and health benefits and we'll see a 90% reduction in NOx and particulate emissions compared to Tier 3 with our Tier 4 final engines." - Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins Engine Business

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The environmental and health benefits resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency's new Tier 4 Final standards have been one of the major focuses of attention at North America's largest construction and farm equipment event – the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Leading manufacturers of advanced diesel technology were unveiling and showcasing their new Tier 4 Final engines and equipment at the convention, which has attracted more than 125,000 visitors who are seeing several hundred new machines on display throughout the 2.3 million square foot exhibit area.

The Tier 4 Final standards became mandatory for new off-road diesel engines and equipment in the U.S. at the beginning of 2014.  The goal is to reduce exhaust gases from diesel powered equipment by requiring significant emission reductions of particulate matter (PM), or soot, and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

New Tier 4 Final Equipment Has Lower Emissions & Higher Efficiency
Several leading manufacturers at CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 highlighted the benefits of the new construction, industrial and farm equipment in decreasing PM and NOx.  In addition, many manufacturers were able to improve the efficiency of the new machines while also meeting the emissions standards.

"Clearly the big driver for Tier 4 regulations is environmental and health benefits and we'll see a 90 percent reduction in NOx and particulate emissions compared to Tier 3 with our Tier 4 Final engines," said Jennifer Rumsey, the Vice President of Engineering for Cummins Engine Business.  "But beyond that customers are also going to realize the benefit of lower fuel usage with these engines.  So they'll see a significant reduction in their operating costs which with the cost of diesel fuel today can be very substantial."

"We're Able to Burn Every Drop of Fuel Instead of Sending It Out As Particulate Matter"
David Hahn, the Manager of Power Train PST for Volvo Construction Equipment explained: "We're able to burn every drop of fuel inside the engine instead of sending it out as particulate matter which translates into a five percent fuel savings across the board on the Tier 4 Final engines, which translates into a five percent cost savings for end user."

See Video & Interviews from the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 Convention
To view the online video of the interviews with these manufacturers go to:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W4CllsBX5I8

This video includes brief interviews with:

  • Douwe Hilarius, Operational Marketing and Communications Manager, FPT Industrial
  • Justin Rupar, Business Unit Manager, Industrial Engine Division, Yanmar
  • Bob Links, OEM Sales Manager, Isuzu Motors of America
  • Doug Mihelick, Technical Sales Manager, Engine Division, Caterpillar
  • Jennifer Rumsey, the Vice President of Engineering for Cummins Engine Business
  • Scott Woodruff, Director of Industrial Sales, MTU America Inc.
  • Mike Osenga, President, Diesel and Gas Turbine Publications
  • Doug Laudick, Manager, Product Planning, John Deere
  • David Hahn, Manager, Power Train PST, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Paul Mercurio, Diesel Marketing Manager, Bosch North America

Additional videos from the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention and Tier 4 Final information can be found at: http://www.dieselforum.org/meet-the-leaders/conexpo-tier-4

"The Long Term Benefit is Much Lower Emissions for Society"
"The long term benefit is much lower emissions for society," said Doug Mihelick, the Technical Sales Manager of the Engine Division at Caterpillar.  "As older equipment ages out more of these new machines are going to come into the population and society is going to benefit from the cleaner air.

"In addition our customers benefit because every one of these Tier 4 products that our customers buy have better fuel efficiency, better machine productivity.  So there are multiple benefits to our customers, to the markets those customers serve, and to society as more and more of these tier 4 products get out into the field."

New Diesel Technology Will Have Improve Up Time & Lower Operating Costs
Doug Laudick, the Manager of Product Planning at John Deere noted:  "Some of the advantages of the clean diesel technology are going to be clean diesel, lower emissions and that's the primary goal we're all shooting for.  With that though, will be enhancements and improvements in performance, improved up time and lower operating costs in the form of better fluid economy."

Everyone Benefits From Cleaner, More Efficient Vehicles
Paul Mercurio, the Diesel Marketing Manager for Bosch North America, said the new Tier 4 Final technology will spur further advancements.
"As we move forward everyone will benefit from this because vehicles will be cleaner, they'll be more efficient, they'll be more powerful and will also help the technology grow throughout the industry," Mercurio said.

Diesel Advancements Have Improved Aftertreatment & Engines
Douwe Hilarius, the Operational Marketing and Communications Manager for FPT Industrial explained:
"The diesel engine has evolved through the years and has seen a lot of changes in the last two or three decades. We've seen the introduction of new technologies not only on the after treatment but also on the engine itself."

If A Diesel Engine Can Fit, It Can Run Anything More Efficiently
"The versatility of the diesel engine is exceptional. If it can fit it will run anything and it will run longer and it will run more efficiently," said Justin Rupar, the Business Unit Manager for the Industrial Engine Division at Yanmar.

Added Bob Links, the OEM Sales Manager for Isuzu Motors of America:  "We work with our customers - they'll call us with an application and we'll tailor an engine just to their needs."

Even Small Efficiency Improvements Can Provide Major Savings for Operators
Scott Woodruff, the Director of Industrial Sales at MTU America Inc. explained: "For many applications in an off-highway market fuel consumption is very expensive and becomes typically the driving cost of operating an off road vehicle.   By improving fuel consumption as little as one to two percent could represent thousands and tens of thousands of dollars per year to an operator in savings. It really has opened a new frontier of diesel engine technology."

New Concept of Total Fluid Economy Emerges At CONEXPO 2014
Mike Osenga, the President of Diesel and Gas Turbine Publications offered insight into new calculations by manufacturers and end users.

"I think one of the interesting trends we've seen this week at CONEXPO is the concept of total fluid economy coming into the market," Osenga said.  "Everybody is always talking about fuel economy.  Now we're talking about total fluid consumed by a diesel engine.  DEF or diesel exhaust fluid is now being factored in with diesel fluid consumption as a differentiator in different types of engines."

ABOUT THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM
The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology, and working with policymakers and other stakeholders on common solutions.  Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology.  For more information visit www.dieselforum.org.

For the latest insights and information from the leaders in clean diesel technology, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @DieselTechForum, or YouTube @DieselTechForum and connect with us on LinkedIn

(View this press release online here.)

Contact:
Steve Hansen
[email protected]
301-668-7230 (o)

Diesel Technology Forum Logo.

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W4CllsBX5I8 
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO 

Available Topic Expert: For information on the listed expert, click appropriate link. https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=111282

SOURCE Diesel Technology Forum

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, sha...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, showed how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningful f...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for ...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera MyS...
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.