Cummins to demonstrate ISL can meet 2010 standards

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins will be taking part in a public-private partnership aimed at demonstrating how advanced engine emissions control systems can meet the EPA’s 2010 emissions standards.

An ISL nine-litre engine will be used to demonstrate how a diesel particulate filter combined with a nitrogen oxides adsorber can meet the 2010 standards. The California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will be partnering with Cummins on the initiative.

“We are very pleased to be awarded this project after a competitive bid based on both technical and cost criteria. This clearly highlights the confidence that the California SCAQMD and other agencies have in Cummins ability to meet very challenging technical requirements with commercially viable solutions as we look ahead to the EPA 2010 emissions standard,” said Christine Vujovich, Cummins vice-president of marketing and environmental policy.

“The SCAQMD is strongly committed to achieving clean air standards, but is also sensitive to the technical challenges this presents and the impact on business. We are looking forward to closely collaborating with them on this project. Cummins is uniquely positioned in this respect with the ability to design, manufacture and integrate both the engine and next-generation aftertreatment system all from within our own resources. Not only does this reduce development time, but it also enables us to realize both installation and on-road performance efficiencies,” she added.

Waste collection vehicles will be highlighted in the project. The program requires the ISL engine to meet durability testing standards that prove the engine is capable of meeting the demanding duty cycle associated with the waste collection application.

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