EPA's New Tier 4 Final Emission Standards Trigger New Construction Technologies

EPA's New Tier 4 Final Emission Standards Trigger New Construction Technologies

CDC News’ Blog writes about the emerging construction technologies triggered by the EPA’s new Tier 4 Final emission standards. The article discusses emission reduction technologies, after treatment systems and the adoption of these technologies by industry leaders.  Exhaust gas recirculation, turbochargers, and high pressure fuel systems are a few examples of new emission reduction technologies.

Focusing on the end of the energy cycle, after treatment systems like diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter, and selective catalytic help reduce emissions even further.

A trend to adopt these new technologies is being seen as enterprises like Caterpillar, Liebherr and Volvo Construction Equipment are developing new diesel engines that are compliant with these new regulations. 

“At the beginning of the year construction equipment manufacturers were required to have a majority of their new off-highway diesel engines meet the EPA’s stringent Tier 4 Final emission standards. Because of this you can expect to start seeing a lot more of these new high-tech machines at jobsites, rental companies and your local dealers in the coming months…

To accomplish this massive reduction in emissions, construction equipment manufacturers have spent years researching and developing technology to get emission levels reduced to the required levels while still providing the same power and performance that customers have come to expect from previous models.” 

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