MTU's gas engine and new propulsion at SMM
MTU's series 4000 gas engine on the test bed
Germany’s MTU is to present its latest propulsion and systems portfolio at the SMM exhibition, in response to the IMO Tier III emission standard, due to come into force in 2016.
“MTU is well prepared for IMO Tier III, be it with SCR exhaust aftertreatment systems for diesel engines or with gas engines,” said Dr Michael Haidinger, chief sales officer, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, which owns MTU.
One compliant concept comprises an MTU drive and SCR system which needs little space and offer good power-to-weight ratio, says MTU.
In an animated presentation, the company will also be demonstrating the latest fast-running Series 4000 gas engine based on its 4000 M63 diesel engine, which is widely used in working vessels. Delivering some 2,000 kW, the 16-cylinder version of the engine meets IMO Tier III emission standards without resorting to exhaust aftertreatment.
MTU will also be presenting made-to-measure eDrive systems incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, storage batteries, power electronics, control systems and gearboxes.
Variable-speed gensets for will also be on show. MTU says these consume significantly less fuel under partial load than gensets running at constant speeds. Other benefits are said to include low noise emissions, extended runtime and low maintenance costs.
A new engine, based on the Series 1600 6-cylinder in-line unit, certified as IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 compliant, will be featured. MTU says this engine will set new standards in cutting overall running costs with long maintenance intervals and a specific fuel consumption of less than 205g/kWh at full continuous power.
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