New Dual-Fuel Marine Diesel Engine on the Stocks From Caterpillar

By George Backwell at May 31, 2013 23:53
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Dual-fuel (DF) diesel engine demand in land and marine power markets has stimulated designs from leading engine builders over the past decade, not least Caterpillar, who say they are working on a new medium-speed dual fuel engine the  M34DF.Development of these engines is spurred by the increased availability of gaseous fuels, the much lower level of noxious exhaust emissions associated with them, as well as the benefits of reduced engine maintenance and longer intervals between power plant overhauls. Natural gas is also a safe fuel, both lighter than air and with a relatively high ignition temperature. Dual-fuel Diesel Engine M34DF: Image courtesy of Caterpillar Caterpillar’s MaK™ product line, manufactured in Germany and China will feature the new M 34 DF from October 2014.  It has a power rating of 500 kW per cylinder at 720 and 750 rpm in diesel and gas modes, and will share the same footprint as the popular M32C engine series.“It was important for us th... [More]

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