Garrett Helps Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers Achieve Performance Targets
HANNOVER, Germany, 18 Sept., 2012 –Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Turbo Technologies, the leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, is hosting a stand at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show for the first time to showcase its key turbocharging technologies that are driving a greener, cleaner and more efficient future for the global commercial vehicle industry.
Among its IAA display properties, guests of the show can learn more about three key CO2 reduction enablers including Garrett DAVNT™ technology, its TwoStage turbo systems and turbos for compressed natural gas engines.
Fuel efficiency: the continuous goal of commercial vehicle manufacturers
Fuel efficiency has always been important for commercial vehicle operators and fleet owners as fuel costs can account for 30 to 40 percent of the total operating cost of a commercial vehicle. Turbochargers provide a proven route to helping smaller engines deliver big engine performance, while meeting emissions and improving fuel efficiency.
“At Honeywell, we possess a rich technology portfolio which our customers are relying upon across a diverse selection of powertrains,” said Nitin Kulkarni, vice president of Customer Management at Honeywell Turbo Technologies. “We are confident that whatever engine strategy our CV customers adopt, we can help them improve engine power density and fuel efficiency, thereby increasing productivity, lowering operating costs and reducing CO2 emissions.”
CO2 emissions reduction: the new frontier for the CV industry worldwide
Until recently, emissions regulations for the CV sector have mainly focused on nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM). Now regulators in Europe and the U.S. are concentrating their efforts in reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). According to industry analysts, the average reduction of CO2 emissions from new commercial vehicles is expected to be up to 20% by 2020
“The new challenge is to meet legally-binding CO2 reduction targets in the U.S. as early as 2014, and which are expected to become binding by the end of the decade in Europe as well,” says Kulkarni. “Achieving greater engine fuel efficiency is the most certain path to lower CO2, and turbocharging is a key enabling technology available today.”
Honeywell supports the medium and heavy-duty sector with its patented DAVNT, turbo technology which helps drive Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), enhance fuel efficiency and support engine braking capability. This system also works well with Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) the industry choice as the key emissions control technology.
“Our DAVNT technology can be used to help in controlling exhaust gas temperature, ensuring that temperature sensitive SCR systems are working efficiently,” said Mark Rodrigues, global director of Product Marketing at Honeywell Turbo Technologies. “VNT DutyDrive technology is also designed for engine braking, making it possible for drivers to reduce speeds without relying solely on the chassis braking system.”
Engine downsizing and turbocharging reduce CO2 emissions
For engine applications where power ratings and durability are paramount, Honeywell’s TwoStage system allows a smaller engine to deliver superior power density, thus achieving better fuel efficiency compared to the option of using a bigger engine with single-stage turbo systems.
“With TwoStage systems, you can optimize for performance and fuel economy,” says Rodrigues. “While the small high pressure turbo is sized to be more responsive at low engine speed, the large low pressure turbo is sized to be more efficient at rated power. An engine maker can take advantage of our TwoStage systems to achieve increased performance, better fuel efficiency, and better durability while meeting emissions
The rise of CNG engines
Honeywell also supports compressed natural gas powertrains which are gaining in popularity due to increasing gas supplies, lower cost and lower CO2 emissions. Industry analysts predict a significant shift towards CNG powertrains – perhaps as high as 10% penetration by the end of the decade.
With the anticipation of infrastructure developments supporting natural gas, OEMs are looking to extend CNG engines beyond today’s applications such as city buses and refuse trucks to include long-haul vehicles. Honeywell currently provides turbochargers for CNG engines in China, North America, and Europe. drawing upon its experience in high-temperature materials and high durability commercial vehicle requirements.
To learn more about key industry trends and Honeywell’s technology solutions, including demonstration videos please see https://turbo.honeywell.com.
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