FPT showcases new 180hp methane engine

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The six-cylinder NEF prototype methane engine was showcased by the company at its 2017 FPT Tech Day

The FPT methane engine
The new FPT methane engine has a peak power of 180hp and 740Nm of torque

FPT Industrial says its new environmentally friendly natural-gas engine can cut overall emissions by 80 percent in comparison to the conventional diesel engine, while also reducing vibration and noise by up to 3 dBA, which the company says leads to a 50-percent reduction in drive-by noise.

"Performance is identical to that of an equivalent diesel engine, particularly in terms of maximum power and torque," FPT says.

"Its durability matches that of a standard power unit, and is complimented by running cost savings of up to 30 percent," the company adds.

The green NEF natural gas prototype is an in-line 6-cylinder engine, with a peak power of 180hp and 740Nm of torque. In terms of fuel consumption, FPT says it uses specifically developed technology to minimize this, providing day-long autonomy.

Biomethane (fuel) can be produced from both farm-grown energy crops and from waste products and crop residues. FPT Industrial’s natural gas engines run on compressed (CNG), liquefied (LNG) or renewable forms of natural gas, which FPT claim can lead to near-zero CO2 emissions.

FPT natural gas engines are available on the F1C, NEF 6 and Cursor 9 engines ranges and offer solutions ranging from 136-400hp.

More than 30,000 natural gas fuelled engines have been sold all over the world in the last 20 years.


6 CYLINDER NEF NG engine specs - Tier4B / Stage IV

Architecture: In-line 6-cylinder engine

Injection System: Electronic stoichiometric multi point injection system

Air Handling: Water-cooled wastegate turbocharger

Peak Power (hp): 180

Max Torque (Nm): 740

Tier4B/StageIV After-treatment: Three-way catalyst

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