AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 15 — FEV, Inc., (FEV) a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that it will show its Solid Selective Catalyst Reduction (SSCR) System, installed in a Dodge Ram pickup truck at the upcoming 2009 SAE World Congress, held at Cobo Center in Detroit on April 20 – 23. The Solid SCR system is installed on a Dodge Ram 2500 demonstrator truck that has been used as a technology carrier during the development process. The announcement was made by Dr. Dean Tomazic, vice president of FEV, Inc.’s Engine Performance and Emissions Division.
“All of our customers need to comply with future emissions regulations without sacrificing fuel economy,” said Tomazic. “We have invested significant resources in the development of after-treatment technologies, the Solid SCR being just one example. This technology offers high potential due to its packaging advantages and the fact that it does not present the same low-temperature issues that exist with liquid urea systems.”
The Solid SCR System is a viable alternative to a liquid urea injection system. With a volume reduction of approximately 70 percent, the SSCR system still offers equivalent or better performance than liquid urea systems. SSCR is scalable and can be sized to accommodate both light and heavy-duty applications, as well as off-highway and stationary applications. The SSCR system requires less energy for sublimation of the ammonia carbamate solid, which occurs at 60 degrees C. Sublimation is also reversible as the cooling gas reforms back to ammonia carbamate.
The potential use of a solid urea cartridge-based SCR system would dramatically reduce or eliminate the issues associated with development of a large-scale infrastructure for a liquid urea refilling. Degradation concerns are also reduced due to use of a stable solid ammonia carbamate. The solid cartridge will last three (3) times longer than a similarly sized liquid urea system and the SSCR system eliminates the need for costly heated tanks and supply lines.
About FEV, Inc.
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle/powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The FEV Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 1,800 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three
continents. FEV, Inc. employs approximately 300 personnel at FEV’s North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.
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