Volvo Penta's Stage V/Tier 4F D16 engine has been awarded Diesel Progress Summit's Engine of the Year Award. The D16 is a 16-litre off-road engine designed for the demanding environments of mining, agriculture, construction, and forestry.
Below are some of the key benefits that influenced the judges' decision:
The new D16 has a dual-stage turbo system with a water-cooled charged air system. The water flow is regulated to ensure that the boost temperatures stay stable and low. This helps deliver high performance across the operational range, providing maximum torque at both low and high engine speeds.
For example, in mining applications, customers can benefit from both high power and high-RPM torque leading to increased productivity. For agriculture operations, where the requirement is often for high torque at low RPMs, the D16 is optimized for low fuel consumption.
Enhanced fuel efficiency
Fuel is a major expense to any operator but due to the low-end torque capabilities of Volvo Penta's D16 engine, customers see major decreases in their fuel consumption. The new D16 is based on proven technologies within the Volvo Group that have undergone millions of hours of testing and real-world use. Its versatile performance delivery, response, and highly efficient combustion will help customers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 10 percent when compared with the previous Volvo Penta D16 model.
Improved emission reduction
Lower fuel consumption means lower emissions. The Volvo Penta D16's exhaust after-treatment system (EATS) has been designed to use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology only, eliminating the need for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). This means no periodic shutdowns for regeneration. The optimized EATS design ensures high uptime and minimal maintenance. This next-generation technology is also what enables this engine to be compliant with EU stage V and US Tier 4 Final.
"With a dual certification, this solution will open doors for customers to export and import their products between the U.S. and Europe," explains Martin Bjuve, President, Volvo Penta Americas. "The introduction of an engine at this output level allows us to deliver the benefits of reduced operational costs and optimal fuel efficiency to an even broader range of off-road applications."