The Savings

Longer engine life. Lower maintenance costs.

Complying with EPA Tier IV regulations is causing diesel engine operators a great deal of concern—and cost. CleanFlex Power Systems offers an alternative solution that delivers an affordable cost of entry, as well as considerable cost savings over the long term—accelerating the return on investment.

Diesel fuel as become one of the highest priced transportation energy sources. By reducing the use of diesel fuel by 15 percent, CleanFlex technology can have a dramatic effect on the bottom line. The HCCI (Homogenous Charged Compression Ignition) technology used by CleanFlex offers a 15% efficiency gain versus heterogeneous fuel injection burn.

In a 2002 report, the EPA noted a 1% diesel fuel savings through the use of water injection technology such as that used in the CleanFlex system. This savings, combined with the reduced cost of Tier IV compliance and other CleanFlex benefits, adds up to a smart investment both immediately and over the long term.

By reducing “engine-out” PM emissions, the CleanFlex system will improve the life of diesel particulate filters and extend the time between regeneration events, which often come with a fuel penalty.

Other existing emissions technologies such as selective catalyst reduction (SCR), exhaust gas regeneration (EGR) and diesel particulate filters (DFPs) all use more fuel and are more expensive to install and operate than the CleanFlex system. However, if an engine has these technologies in place, the CleanFlex system can make them even more effective and efficient by improving their durability and duty cycle percentages, especially when the associated costs of fuel and urea solution numbers are calculated.

Consider as well that the ethanol in the fuel mixture helps cool engine operating temperatures by as much as 150 to 200 degrees. A cooler running engine is a longer lasting engine.

The use of CleanFlex technology may also allow users to qualify for a number of tax credit programs related to energy efficiency, emissions and environmental impact.