Cummins has issued a white paper on the EPA emission standards that took effect in 2011 and how they affect emergency standby power systems. The white paper, by Gary Johansen, Executive Director of Worldwide Engineering, reviews the evolution of emission standards, discusses the different requirements for standby power and examines various options to meet the new Tier 4 standards.
The white paper explains that choosing the appropriate emergency standby power system depends on the particular application. For example, if an organization desires to run its generator sets for longer than the strict limits allowed for emergency standby power, then a T4-compliant system should be considered.
The paper also explores how Cummins is combining its proven in-cylinder technologies with new aftertreatment innovations for a solution that meets or exceeds the Tier 4 standards. The white paper is available here.