Volvo Penta Engines Receive Underground Mining Approval

Volvo Penta's Tier 4 Interim engines have been approved for use in underground mining applications.

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Volvo Penta has received Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as well as CANMET-MMSL certification for its 13L Tier 4 Interim diesel engines. The 13L is the first engine to receive the certification and there is more to come.

The 350 to 550 hp, TAD1360/61/62/63/64/65VE-series of diesel engines offers ventilation rates that are among the lowest in the industry for the given power category.

The ventilation rate is around 30 CFM/hp which is considerably lower than traditional diesel engines used in mines today.