Detroit Diesel Nod to be Followed by Cat, Cummins, Mack, International
Tampa-based Diesel 2 Gas is promoting a new dual fuel conversion system for Class 8 diesel trucks. D2G says it’s secured U.S. EPA approval of its DualFlex+ equipment for 12-liter and 14-liter Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines up to model year 2006, with more engine families to follow.
DualFlex+ achieves more than 60% diesel substitution with natural gas with no loss of performance, D2G says, and can operate on 100% diesel if natural gas is not available.
D2G describes DualFlex+ as “the legacy of dual fuel fumigation technology operating in thousands of standby generators and large off-road industrial vehicles for over 20 years… developed around modern truck engine electronics to provide a best in class product.”
The firm says its expects the up-to-2006 DDC approval to be followed by similar EPA approvals of variants for Caterpillar, Cummins, Mack and International engine families up to 2006.
ROI of Less Than a Year
The D2G system approved by the EPA this month was tested on more than 30 trucks over the past year.
“These trucks have been performing in regular work duty cycles, pulling loads and making money for the owners,” D2G founder Elio Muller said in a release. “The D2G product delivers at a price that allows the fuel cost savings to payback their investment in less than a year,” he said.
“DualFlex+ is the answer to existing truck owners who have been waiting for a technology that can retrofit existing trucks without sacrificing diesel engine performance.”
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Source: Diesel 2 Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up