Not just for cold climates
As well as providing hot air and enabling articulated haulers to work in a fuel efficient way in cold conditions, the preheated self-regulated air intake system also allows the machine to obtain ambient air – depending on which it requires. When the engine needs cooler air, the charge air fan speeds up so ambient air enters the engine compartment and the air intake.
This means that the machine can work with increased efficiency in both extremely cold and hot environments. Another benefit of the system is that now that the air intake is located inside the engine compartment – in a much cleaner and less dusty area – the filter service interval is expected to increase. Tests to determine the extent of this improvement are currently ongoing.
The IET Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative companies for their groundbreaking work in technology and engineering. A panel of industry and academic experts will announce the winning entries during an awards gala on November 22 in London.
Testing Volvo Construction Equipment’s Tier 4 Final solution in sub-zero conditions is an essential part of the development process.
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