Engine Control Technology Claims a First for Its RangerNGS Kit
Peachtree City, Ga.-based Engine Control Technology LLC says it’s the first to receive U.S. EPA intermediate useful life approval of its RangerNGS natural gas-diesel dual fuel system for the 15-liter Cummins ISX diesel engine, for model years 2010 through 2012.
Payback can be as little as one year, ECT says.
The conversion, says ECT, “enables the very popular 15L Cummins ISX engines, which fall within the 400 to 600 horsepower range, to operate on up to a 70% natural gas blend with diesel fuel, while maintaining all OEM engine parameters across the power curve and at any horsepower thanks to ECT’s patented IP.”
ECT builds its own ECU/engine control unit to control both fuels at precise levels. “In the event that natural gas is not available, this system will simply revert to 100% diesel automatically,” the firm says, “while in motion.”
Tested with Both CNG and LNG
“For fleets that require modern diesel engines with 15L power and torque to pull their loads,” ECT business development manager Hal Rhoad said in a release, “RangerNGS is their answer, and it comes without range anxiety.”
The EPA’s IUL approval is for engines beginning 2 model years old or older.
The RangerNGS system has been dynamometer tested for both compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas, with documented substitution rates of 50% or better during hill-climbing under heavy load, and up to 70% at normal highway speeds, ECT says.
“Total fuel savings of 25-30% (approximately $25,000/year for many Class 8 trucks) are easily achievable when natural gas is around half the price of diesel.”
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Source: Engine Control Technology LLC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up