• 23-NOV-2018

FPT INDUSTRIAL SHOWS INNOVATIVE NATURAL GAS ENGINE CONCEPT FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES AT TECH DAY 2018

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Turin, November 23rd, 2018
 
Environmental sustainability is one of the most important challenges that the powertrain industry must tackle. With the aspiration to achieve air quality improvement and the reduction of the involvement of heavy-duty vehicles in climate change, FPT Industrial is showcasing its Cursor 13 NG EVO conceptduring its event Tech Day 2018.
 
The Brand has been a leader in the Natural Gas segment, with more than 40,000 Natural Gas (NG) engines sold worldwide in the last 20 years. Taking advantage of its experience, FPT Industrial started the Cursor 13 NG EVOwith the aim to develop a highly innovative low-pressure direct injection system for the next generation of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas engines.
 
The new positive ignition NG engine can improve brake thermal efficiency, increase torque and rated power, and reduce greenhouse gases emissions, all in 10% when compared to the NG baseline engine. During tests, the FPT Industrial engine reached a performance of 370 kW @ 1,900 rpm and 2,200 Nm @ 1,000 rpm. The fuel consumption also proved to be well below the target of 200g/kWh. Overall, the Cursor 13 NG EVO can reach an efficiency of 41%.
 
The Cursor 13 NG EVO conceptintegratesdifferent components to achieve these results and is supported by state-of-the-art simulation toolsfor hardware selection and optimization, as well as by a single cylinder engine for testing and calibration. Among the main features, the concept has aspecific cylinder head featuring a pent-roof combustion chamber with tumble intake ports, designed for optimal positive-ignition combustion; alow pressure (up to 50 bar) gaseous fuel direct injection system, which brings advantages such as higher specific engine power output, better and more flexible control of fuel mixture. The latter results in an overall emission reduction during transient operations, contributing to a better fuel economy. Moreover, the Cursor 13 NG EVO components include ahigh-pressure cooled EGR circuit, which helps reduce the throttling losses at part load; aVariable Valve Timing system, that uses a cam-phaser technology to achieve the best phasing conditions, volumetric efficiency and turbulence level inevery operating condition, thus reducing fuel consumption.
 
FPT Industrial On-Road Natural Gas portfolio
 
FPT Industrial is also presenting its complete Natural Gas line-up for On-Road applications. Today, the Brand has an engine portfolio that ranges from 3.0 to 12.9 liters of displacement and power from 100 to 338 kW, covering light and medium commercial vehicles, buses and trucks.
 
Nowadays, Natural Gas is the most sustainable solution that is immediately viable and cost-compatible. Gas engines have a competitive Total Cost of Ownership and low pump cost, while also delivering all the advantages of traditional thermal engines, including reliability. Natural Gas can also lead the industry to a green future, since methane can be generated as a renewable fuel by recycling organic waste, reducing CO2 emissions nearly to zero.
 
All FPT Industrial Natural Gas engines use stoichiometric combustion to generate their power. The company has more than 20 years of experience with this technology, which proved to be a viable and cost-efficient solution to comply with the Euro VI emission standard. Also, for more flexibility, each engine from FPT Industrial NG portfolio can run on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) andLNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), starting from “methane number” 70,as well asbiomethane.
 
Cursor 13 NG
 
Launched in 2017, the Cursor 13 NG is the most powerful 100% Natural Gas engine available on the market, delivering a maximum power of 338 kW (460 hp) @ 1900 rpm and maximum torque of2000 Nm @ 1100 rpm. It is the first purely NG engine in the market specifically developed to guarantee the reliability necessary for long-haul missions.
 
The engine’s CO2 emission level is 9% lower than the one from Diesel and can reach almost zero with biomethane. Cursor 13 NG allows a 98% Particulate Matter reduction and NOx emissions 48% lowerwhen compared to Euro VI Diesel engines. Moreover, the engine provides fuel cost savings of 30%-40% compared to the Cursor 460 hp Diesel engine.
 
Thanks to a compact and maintenance-free ATS, the stoichiometric combustion technology contributes to a more compact solution, providing an optimized payload and space availability on the truck. Because of this, it is possible to install more capacious fuel tanks on the vehicle to extend the mission range.
 
Cursor 13 Natural Gas Euro VI Specifications
Architecture:                                          6 Cylinders in line
Injection System:                                   Multipoint Injection with Stoichiometric Combustion
Air Handling:                                          Water cooled Wastegate Turbocharger 
Valves per cylinder (number):                  4
Displacement (L):                                   12.9
Bore per stroke (mm):                             135x150
Max Power hp (kW) @ rpm:                     460 (338) @ 1,900
Max Torque (Nm @ rpm):                        2,000 @ 1,100
Dimensions L / W / H (mm):                     1,610 / 1,027 / 1,178
Dry Weight (kg):                        1,240
 
Cursor 9 NG
 
With a displacement of 8.7 liters, the Cursor 9 NG delivers maximum power of 294 kW(400
hp) @ 2000 rpm and torque up to 1700 Nm @ 1200 rpm. With the stoichiometric
combustion, the engine emissions are lower than the Euro VI limits.
 
The six-cylinder engine is the ideal solution for applications such as heavy haulage, garbage
collection, city and intercity transportation.
 
Besides low emissions, the Cursor 9 NG providesreliability, performance andclass-leading fuel consumption. Launched in 2016, it was the first alternative-fuel engine specifically designed for industrial transportation with diesel-like performance.
 
Cursor 9 Natural Gas Euro VI specifications
Architecture:                                          6 Cylinders in line
Injection System:                                   Multipoint Injection with Stoichiometric Combustion
Air Handling:                                         Wastegate Turbocharged with Aftercooler
Valves per cylinder (number):                  4
Displacement (L):                                   8.7
Bore per Stroke (mm):                            117x135
Max Power hp (kW) @ rpm:                     400 (294) @ 2,000
Max Torque (Nm @ rpm):                        1,700 @ 1,200
Dry Weight (kg):                         870
Dimensions L / W / H (/mm) (bus): 1,186 / 902 / 981
Dimensions L / W / H (/mm) (truck):          1,181 / 1,001 / 1,079
 
NEF N60 Natural Gas
 
From the NEF family, the N60 NG is the most compact and efficient solution for buses, coaches and trucks from6 to 18 tons. The 6-cylinder, 6-liter engine can reach a maximum power of 150 kW (204 hp)@ 2700 rpm and maximum torque of 750 Nm @ 1400 rpm with any load, on any route.
 
Compared to the Diesel version, the N60 NG saves up to 30% of fuel cost. Its reliability and easy serviceability contribute to a low maintenance cost, and the oil change intervals reach up to 30,000 km.
 
NEF N60 Natural Gas specification
Architecture:                                          6 Cylinders in line
Injection System:                                   Multipoint Injection with Stoichiometric Combustion
Air Handling:                                          Wastegate Turbocharged with Aftercooler
Valves per cylinder (number):                  2
Displacement (L):                                   5.9
Bore per Stroke (mm):                            102 x 120
Max Power hp (kW) @ rpm:                     204 (150) @ 2,700
Max Torque (Nm @ rpm):                        750 @ 1,400
Dry Weight (kg):                         520
Dimensions L / W / H (/mm):                    1,095 / 902 / 875
 
 
F1 C Natural Gas
The F1 C Natural Gas is the best-selling NG engine for light commercial vehicles, because it offers the same robustness and reliability of a Diesel engine. The 3-liter engine provides a maximum power of 100 kW (136 hp) and maximum torque of 350 Nm.
 
The F1 C NG was launched in 2006 and re-engineered in 2017 to receive more technological innovation. It can save costs up to 35% and, when compared to similar competition products, it delivers higher torque, better transient response, lower noise and vibration and more durability.
 
F1C Natural Gas Euro VI Specifications
Architecture:                                          4 Cylinders in line
Injection System:                                   Multipoint Injection with Stoichiometric Combustion
Air Handling:                                          Wastegate Turbocharged with Aftercooler
Valves per cylinder (number):                  4
Displacement (L):                                   3.0
Bore per Stroke (mm):                            96 x 104
Max Power hp (kW) @ rpm:                     136 (100) @ 3,500
Max Torque (Nm @ rpm):                        350 @ 1,500
Dry Weight (kg):                         245
Dimensions L / W / H (/mm):                    745 / 695 / 750