Frequently asked questions
What is the durability of the engine?
Burning of natural gas burns does not produce any large particulate residues. As a result the cylinder liner and ring wear and tears are reduced and lubricating oil is cleaner during dual fuel operation.
This leads to longer average intervals between engine overhauls. The clean burn characteristics of natural gas also decrease engine wet-stacking at lighter loads and prevent the build-up of heavy carbon deposits in the combustion chamber and exhaust system.
What are the engine emissions?
Dual fuel operation will typically reduce production of nitrogen oxides, Sulphur oxides, reactive hydrocarbons, Carbon dioxide and particulates. The exhaust opacity levels are reduced.
What are the operating temperatures of the engine?
Engine heat rejection rates while operating in dual fuel mode are largely similar to 100% diesel performance. The engine exhaust gas temperature, coolant temperature, oil temperature and intake air temperature levels remain within the limits set by the engine manufacturer.
What are the safety parameters available?
The system is governed with a control panel which is fitted with sensors and transducers. Our control panel is programmable to pre-fixed limits for safety for exhaust gas temperatures, engine vibrations, and manifold air pressures. Continuous monitoring of all engine parameters is carried out by the control panel and the moment it senses any variation in the pre-set limits, the solenoid valve is closed and the gas supply is cut off.