Kleenheat said that this technology offers medium- and heavy-duty vehicle operators a simple yet efficient conversion that can provide reduced emissions levels and running cost savings without loss of power.
The aftermarket conversion is available from EVOL LNG and can either be set-up as a diesel-LNG or diesel-compressed natural gas conversion.
The V5000HD system burns diesel and natural gas simultaneously, typically at an average 40–50 per cent diesel fuel substitution rate. Peak substitution can be much higher.
After the conversion, the vehicle can either operate on the two fuels simultaneously or shift to run on 100 per cent diesel should the vehicle be away from the refueller network.Article continues below…
Kleenheat said that simplicity is one of the key features, providing a reliable and low-cost system. All conversion hardware is mounted externally of the engine and does not interfere with the engine integrity or design. The technology has been developed to maintain original equipment manufacturer specifications of all engine parameters, including coolant, oil, exhaust gas and intake air temperatures.
Kleenheat Gas General Manager Graham Smith said the V5000HD system had undergone extensive testing and product improvement needed for Australian conditions prior to its commercial release.
“This technology is United States Environmental Protection Agency-approved and is available in the US,” he said. “Our own testing and customer trials in Australia have been extremely successful giving us confidence in the suitability of the conversion for Australian conditions.”
The V5000HD system is suitable for a wide range of diesel commercial vehicle engines, and can also be transferred to another vehicle should the original truck’s life cycle be complete.