Insulation Key in Meeting Diesel Emission Standards

Over the years, we’ve seen engine manufacturers take a turn toward keeping diesel engine emissions down. With new engines being designed with emissions reduction in mind, complete with catalytic filters to treat harmful exhausts, we’ve done our part to help keep engines clean and green. An important part of emissions reduction rides on the maintenance of high exhaust temperatures: to maintain these temperatures and adhere to emission standards, an engine must be properly insulated.

By 2015, all off-highway and stationary diesel engines will be subject to the EPA’s highest Tier 4 level of emission control. Engine and catalyst manufacturers have responded with several approaches. Engine modification aims to reduce emissions where they start, within the engine, through better design and control. After-treatment treats the exhaust after it leaves the engine, with catalytic filers, fuel modifications, and other methods. Often, these approaches are used together to achieve the required emissions reduction.

As a key component in emissions reduction, engine insulation works to maintain high engine exhaust temperatures. Some technologies require a heat exhaust level in excess of 800°F in order to fully function, and to maintain internal heat and maximum burn-off. As a primary insulation provider for a range of diesel engine manufacturers, we’re proud our removable insulation is helping our clients achieve their emission reduction goals. Engine users and catalyst manufacturers alike recommend removable insulation blankets as an important aspect of their emission reduction strategy: Contact Firwin to find out how our insulation can work for you.

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