To showcase its
new FPT Tier 4 Final
engines, Laborde Products' industrial sales team headed by Mike Correnti has recently hit the road. Laborde is meeting with OEMs and
servicing dealers to make them aware of industry changes and clarify
misinformation regarding Tier 4 Final emission technologies. As industrial
diesel engine manufacturers develop
different strategies to meet the evolving requirements of US EPA emission
regulations, a variety of technologies are being used to meet the challenge.
Since the start of
Tier 4 Interim, FPT
Industrial Engines have maintained an SCR-only technology. This after-treatment
system has a minimum impact on equipment architecture and lowest possible
increase in cost, an objective achieved through patented technology with more
than six years and over 250,000 engines already produced. FPT's new Tier 4
Final product line-up includes six different engine displacements, including
4.5 liter, 6.7 liter, 8.7 liter, 10.3 liter, 12.9 liter and 16 liter, with
horsepower ranges from 109 hp to 778 hp.
One OEM participant said, "I want to thank
Laborde and the industrial sales team for their presentation. I think we all
learned some things and we look forward to working with Laborde."
Laborde Products Texas general manager, added, "The presentation these
guys put together is very good. I appreciate their hard work and I'm sure it
will benefit us. I am really enthused about our potential with the Tier 4 FPT
There are many
advantages of the SCR-only approach. These include no EGR (exhaust gas
recirculation) or DPF (diesel particular filter), increased equipment
productivity due to better transient response, and no additional turbocharger
complexity. This approach also offers low operating costs due to low engine
wear and long maintenance intervals (up to 600 hours), zero down time
associated with the maintenance and cleaning processes of a DPF and greater
fuel efficiency and engine performance.
engine design changes and a state-of-the-art after-treatment system offer
flexibility and ease of installation. Minimal new technology also improves
durability and reliability. There are no additional cooling system requirements
for either radiator dimensions or fan drives.
Laborde Products, 74257 Hwy 25, Covington, LA
70435. 985-892-0107; Fax: 985-898-5824.