Volvo Penta will present its full range of EU Stage V solutions at Intermat, including D5, D8, D11, D13 and D16. Each solution features a high-performance engine and perfectly matched exhaust aftertreatment system (EATS), to comply with the next EU emissions level. The company’s Stage V range is optimized for tomorrow and keeps the highest focus on maximized uptime and fuel efficiency, along with ease of installation, operation and maintenance. The range offers power from 105-565 kW (143-770 hp).
“Our Stage V diesel engine range provides manufacturers and operators with all they need to power their equipment with optimum performance,” says Johan Carlsson, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Penta. “We offer customers the benefit of an exceptional engine and exhaust aftertreatment system that together reduce fuel consumption and minimize emissions.” He adds, “All of our Stage V solutions are easy to install, easy to operate and easy to maintain, and are all optimized for our customers’ future needs.”
Focus for the future
Stage V regulations for Europe will be implemented in 2019, requiring new emission limits for diesel engines. The scope of the legislation is set to widen as engines below 19 kW and above 560 kW will be regulated for the first time. And although current Stage IV regulations limit the overall mass of particle emissions, Stage V will also constrain the number of particles emitted.
In creating its Stage V range, Volvo Penta has focused on a number of benefits for OEMs and operators.
- Productivity: optimizing power to maximize customer use and provide good ROI.
- Uptime: ensuring that the engine is robust, reliable, and easy to service.
- Cost of ownership: minimizing fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
- Sustainability: reducing emissions for environment care and regulations compliance.
D16 for the toughest applications
Volvo Penta’s 16-L diesel engine solution for EU Stage V offers a power of 565 kW (770 hp). It is a robust unit with dual-stage turbo charging which provides high power density, low fuel consumption, and a broad power band with full torque from 1,000 rpm.
Its common rail injection produces low fuel consumption, low noise, and low emissions. The D16 is one of the most compact solutions in its range thanks to the well proven SCR-only aftertreatment system. The wide range of options and accessories enable robustness and ease of installation. As an example, Volvo Penta offers heavy duty wiring harnesses and cooling packages that allow it to withstand the rigors of the toughest applications.
“Our D16 Stage V concept leverages the well-proven technology that has been developed through many industries that are catered for throughout the Volvo Group,” says Carlsson. “The 16-L model is the most powerful in our Stage V range, and it is ideal for the harshest environments in construction and mining.”
Maximizing uptime with smart engineering solutions
As with the D16, the design philosophy for the D5, D8, D11 and D13 has been focused on maximizing the uptime and ensuring ease of installation, operation and maintenance.
Fuel efficiency is achieved thanks to common rail fuel injection and fixed geometry turbo. Highly effective heat management is reached through the use of an air inlet throttle, together with uncooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and the electrical exhaust pressure governor (EPG). This enables the system to function without the need to inject fuel into the exhaust stream to raise the temperature. With this approach, the exhaust gas has an optimal temperature when it passes through the EATS.
The EATS includes: Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC); Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF; for D5-D13 models); Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR); and Ammonia Slip Catalyst (ASC).
A regeneration strategy maximizing uptime
The D5-D13 Stage V engines and EATS are designed to work together to maximize passive regeneration during normal operation. With Volvo Penta’s Stage V approach, there is no high-temperature regeneration due to the fact that sulfur regeneration in the SCR catalyst is not required; only soot regeneration is needed to clean the DPF.
“With our EATS solution there is no need for daily stand-still regeneration,” says Carlsson. “Passive regeneration enables increased efficiency and maximizes uptime for customers. This has been a major driver in our product development in order to provide a solution that helps maximize productivity for the end-users of our products in all the different applications where they operate.”
Carlsson adds, “With our Stage V solution, the engine interfaces, the electrical architecture and the different optional extras are compatible across different emissions levels, minimizing the need for OEMs to redesign their machines for different parts of the world. This helps OEMs and operators move forward to the new regulations as smoothly as possible.”
Securing availability and low total cost of ownership
Volvo Penta has a global dealer network of around 750 authorized centers. Technicians and engineers are on hand 24/7 for customers in any industrial setting, to provide support and enable maximum availability of our customers’ equipment. Volvo Penta is also able to leverage support from across the Volvo Group, where required.
“Customers can be confident that our great products, along with our excellent servicing capabilities, will together provide them with an overall offer that can equip them for any jobsite requirement,” adds Carlsson.
Volvo Penta will be at the Pre-Intermat media networking event in Paris from January 18-19, and at the Intermat trade show, from April 23-28.