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@OTC: MTU Unveiling Bi-Fuel Kit For Series 4000

Posted on April 29, 2014

Highlighting its exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, MTU is unveiling its new Bi-Fuel Kit, which will be displayed on the MTU 12V 4000 S83 engine. The new system employs an integrated bi-fuel control architecture designed specifically for well service and pressure pumping (frac) applications.

The MTU Bi-Fuel Kit is designed to enable operators to utilize natural gas as a fuel source for their diesel-powered equipment, thus providing a solution targeting significantly reduced fuel costs. The Bi-Fuel Kit will soon be available for new or existing MTU 12V 4000 S83 engines, the company said.

Another highlight of the company’s exhibit is the MTU Frac Pack for hydraulic fracturing applications. The Frac Pack is powered by the MTU Series 4000 T95, which is available in a 12-cylinder configuration available in power ratings of 2250, 2500 and 2600 bhp. In the Frac Pack, the T95 is coupled with the new ZF 8TX transmission, which OTC attendees will have the opportunity to view in both the MTU and ZF booths.

The T95 engine is also available as a loose engine in a 16-cylinder configuration with a power output of 3000 bhp. It is engineered to achieve EPA Tier 4 final emissions standards utilizing advanced internal engine technology, eliminating the need for any aftertreatment. MTU said.

The MTU exhibit at OTC 2014 will also feature the MTU 12V 4000 P83 engine for emergency backup power and fire pump systems, rated 2253 bhp. The P83 engine also features an advanced redundant engine control unit (ECU), which meets current NFPA 20 safety requirements, MTU said.