Smart Combustion Technology


ArenaRed is looking for companies to partner up to develop the ArenaRed retrofit system for the EMD engine. ArenaRed thinks the EMD has a good potential business case for the ArenaRed Combustion Pressure Based Control (CPBC) because of the following reasons:

Technical Advantages

  • ArenaRed’s thermodynamically more ideal combustion cycle extracts more heat from the power stroke and less heat will be released in the four exhaust ports. The temperature in the exhaust ports will drop 15% when running on gas compared to the original diesel operation
  • Due to the two-stroke principle of the intriguing EMD engine it has more chance of lubricant oil leaking into the combustion chamber than a four-stroke engine. The lubrication oil can auto-ignite and cause the gas charge to pre-ignite, which can lead to damaging knock. The CPBC of ArenaRed monitors these events and makes sure that the appropriate measures are taken  

Economic Advantages

1)             10 % Reduction in Fuel Cost:

  • ArenaRed can guarantee an efficiency advantage of 10% on the total fuel consumption over the entire depreciation period of the installation
  • In western Europe the price of LNG delivered on board is about 30% cheaper than diesel over the entire depreciation period of the installation
  • 0,9 efficiency x 0,7 fuel cost = 0,63 x total fuel cost, could even lead to a potential 37% reduction in fuel cost

2)            No Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment

  • No investments for exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • No maintenance or downtime due to the exhaust gas aftertreatment failure
  • No space required for the exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • No urea cost for Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
  • No fueling time lost to fueling urea

3)             Less down time

The EMD engine is in most cases part of a capital-intensive operation where engine failure is devastating for the business. The monitoring by the ArenaRed CPBC and the immediate fully automated response thereof results in:

  • Less downtime
  • Less unnecessary maintenance
  • Less engine loss
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