PSI Launching Certified Weichai Diesels in North America

By Mike Osenga07 October 2019

Power Solutions International Inc. (PSI), Wood Dale, Ill., has announced the launch of new 20-, 40- and 53-liter diesel engines. The new engines are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emergency standby certified. The EPA certified the new engines on September 3, 2019. The certifications cover stationary emission regulations for operation on diesel fuel for model year 2020.

All three engines are for stationary 60 Hz power generation applications supporting EPA certified standby distributed generation. The 20- (pictured), 40- and 53-liter diesel engines are largely designed for applications including emergency power, gas compression, wastewater treatment, oil and gas exploration and production and other industrial sectors. In addition, the engines can handle mission critical customer operations in the healthcare, data center, hospitality and transportation industries, PSI said.

The certifications were facilitated by Weichai, PSI’s strategic partner. PSI has access to Weichai’s manufacturing facilities and supply chain network, and both companies share best practices in engine research and development as well as manufacturing, procurement and distribution.

PSI said the engines are now ready for production. The 20-liter diesel engine has a power range of 550 to 625 kWe, while the 40-liter engine offers output between 750 kWe to 1.25 MW. The power range of the 53-liter engine is between 1.5 and 1.65 MW.

PSI’s new diesel engines are built off an established marine platform from Weichai’s Baudouin operations and combine what PSI says is consistent performance and power density with minimum weight. Like all of PSI’s power generation products, the engines are fitted with the company’s fuel and emission control systems, which are designed to provide application-specific performance.

A more complete look at PSI’s new certified diesels will be covered in the November issue of Diesel Progress.

For more information on PSI, visit https://www.psiengines.com/ .

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