Haynes Corp. has introduced the UltraFire ERS Kit, a retrofit emis- sions reduction system targeting stationary, rail and marine engine applications. Shown here is a dis- play system at the company’s Naples, Fla., shop.
RETROFITTING FUEL INJECTION Haynes UltraFire ERS system designed to replace mechanical fuel injection on older engines
BY BRENT HAIGHT Targeting emissions/fuel reduc- tion in rail, marine and sta- tionary engine applications, Haynes Corp. has introduced the UltraFire ERS Kit, a retrofit emissions reduction system designed to replace mechanical injection systems with modern electronic fuel injection with Enviro Tip technology. “UltraFire ERS Kit is an electronic fuel injection system designed for heavy-duty diesel engines to meet the new EPA 1033 Tier zero-plus and beyond emission standards, which tar- get locomotives, along with EPA 1042 marine standards,” said Greg Schultz, vice president of sales at the Naples, Fla.-based company. Haynes pur- chased the OEM fuel injection product lines of American Bosch APF from United Technologies, Bendix Diesel Fuel Injection Systems from Allied Signal and the EMD 567/645/710 mechanical design from Diesel Tech- nologies Corp. “We initially designed the UltraFire ERS Kit for the EMD 645 diesel engine because they have the largest population of locomotive and marine engines in the worldwide market,” said Schultz. “When they rebuild these engines in the U.S. market, they have to comply with the new EPA emission regulation standards.” Haynes developed multiple patent- pending technologies when imple- menting the electronic fuel injection system with its Enviro Tip technology. “The Enviro Tip technology enables faster response and control, which is necessary in utilizing all of the capability that the electronic system has to offer,” said Keith Mulder, man- ager of engineering, quality and new business development at Haynes. “Electronic signals move much quicker than the fluid can respond, so implementing technology to make the injector more efficient in the deci- sion-making process allows the elec- tronics greater control. This technol- ogy enables reduced emissions with improved fuel consumption to become a reality. “The mechanically injected systems have been around for a long time, and we hold numerous patents on that technology. However, the electronic fuel injection has proven benefits that we have demonstrated to justify the upgrades. We also offer mechanical solutions for those customers who desire it, but we like to start with the benefit analysis to help them make an informed decision. The Enviro Tip technology can be provided in both mechanical and electronic fuel-inject- ed systems, but there is a lot that our electronic injection technology pro-
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