Tognum showcases new engines for growth market oil and gas industry
Posted on May 02, 2011
Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, is currently showcasing its new generation of mtu Series 2000 and 4000 engines for the growth market oil and gas industry.
- New generation of mtu Series 2000 and 4000 engines for oil and gas applications presented at US trade show OTC
- Units both fuel-efficient and compliant with current US emissions standard EPA Tier 4 interim
- Good basis for satisfying stricter EPA Tier 4 final legislation due in 2015
Friedrichshafen/Houston, 2 May 2011. Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, is currently showcasing its new generation of mtu Series 2000 and 4000 engines for the growth market oil and gas industry. The engines on display at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston comply with EPA Tier 4 interim, the current US emissions standard. They do so without the need for exhaust gas aftertreatment, and with even lower fuel consumption than before. They also provide the basis for Tognum’s current development work on engine compliance with Tier 4 final, the even tighter emissions regulations to apply in the US from 2015. Here as well, Tognum is looking for an in-engine solution. The new-generation engines satisfying the Tier 4 interim stage are to be introduced gradually onto the market in the second half of 2011.
“The market for oil and gas applications has huge growth potential and the launching of our new engines will swiftly strengthen our market position,” explained Volker Heuer, CEO of Tognum AG. “What sets our drive systems apart is the fact that they are both low on fuel consumption and low on emissions, which brings down life-cycle costs overall. That achievement again puts us at the forefront of technological progress.”
The new-generation Series 2000 engines cover the 858 to 1,163 kW output range and are suitable for powering pumps, mixers and drilling rigs. They consume up to ten percent less fuel than their predecessors, although the current emissions stage they have to satisfy is much more demanding. Their combination of fuel efficiency and longer maintenance intervals for specific components reduces life-cycle costs significantly.
The new Series 4000 engine generation is built for a higher output of 1,678 to 1,864 kW and is primarily used for powering mobile hydraulic fracturing rigs. These are pumps which use a special fluid to fracture rock layers under high pressure so that natural gas and crude oil reserves can be tapped in greater quantities and more economically. The new Series 4000 engines consume up to five percent less fuel than the previous generation and provide a bigger torque range at low speeds with an optimum power-to-weight ratio.