After an extensive development effort in Australia, NC2 has developed an Australian Design Rule (ADR) 80-03 15L engine emission solution for Cat Trucks Australia, and will continue to offer the same Cat C15 engine with no hardware changes.
The current Cat ACERT C15 engine that so many truck customers rely on will be relaunched into the Australian market with only the addition of a crankcase breather to meet the ADR80-03 requirements. The engine software has been recalibrated to reduce emissions, while maintaining performance and fuel economy in the normal operating range.
“The significant advantage for Cat Trucks is that this engine does not require the use of EGR or SCR technology,” says NC2 managing director Bill Fulton. “We are excited to deliver a 15 Litre ADR 80-03 solution for our future Cat Truck product range that builds on the popular Cat C15 engine. This environmentally–sound solution enables us to continue to meet our Australian customers’ stringent requirements for power, fuel economy reliability and durability, while providing support through the Cat dealer network.”
The Cat C15 ADR80-03 engine will deliver up to 550 HP and 1850 Lb-ft of torque.
“This is a major technical accomplishment, which I have never seen done anywhere else in the world,” says Tom Baughman, NC2 vice president, product development. “It positions the Cat C15 engine for compliance with Australia’s most stringent emissions regulations, while addressing Cat customers’ demonstrated needs for power, convenience and dependability.”
The 95 percent-plus PM (particulate matter) reduction for the next phase of Cat Trucks is achieved using well-proven dual DPFs (diesel particulate filters) with passive regeneration technology. Ongoing in-country testing has demonstrated that passive regeneration is extremely effective at all loads and speeds, negating the need for a complex active regeneration system. The package will also include a Cat DPF monitoring system to continuously monitor backpressure and exhaust temperatures.
“We’ll be able to continue to provide the C15 engine, largely unchanged and optimised for ADR80-03, to our Australian customers exclusively in Cat Trucks,” says Fulton. “We are fully committed to providing best value products and best in class Cat dealer support to our customers in Australia.”