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Paceco Corp., Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Diesel Particulate Filter

Citation

RTI International, . U., & Southwest Research Institute, . U. (2006). Paceco Corp., Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Diesel Particulate Filter. (The Environmental Technology Verification Program - Control of Emissions from Mobile Diesel Engines in Nonroad Use by Diesel Particulate Filters; No. EPA Cooperative Agreement No. CR831911-01-1). Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development.

Abstract

This report reviews the performance of the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Diesel Particulate Filter (MES-DPF) submitted for testing by Paceco Corp.* Environmental technology verification (ETV) testing of this technology was conducted during a series of tests in July 2005 by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), under contract with the Air Pollution Control Technology Verification Center (APCT Center). The APCT Center is operated by RTI International (RTI)† in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ETV Program. The objective of the APCT Center and the ETV Program is to verify, with high-quality data, the performance of air pollution control technologies, including those designed to control air emissions from diesel engines. With the assistance of a technical panel of experts assembled for the purpose, RTI has established an APCT program area specifically to evaluate the performance of diesel exhaust catalysts, particulate filters, and engine modification control technologies for mobile diesel engines. Based on the activities of this technical panel, the Generic Verification Protocol for Diesel Exhaust Catalysts, Particulate Filters, and Engine Modification Control Technologies for Highway and Nonroad Use Diesel Engines1 was developed. This protocol was chosen as the best guide to verify the immediate performance effects of the MES-DPF technology. To determine these effects, emissions results from a heavy-duty turbocharged nonroad diesel engine were compared to emissions results obtained operating the same engine with the same fuel, but with the MES-DPF technology installed. The specific test/quality assurance (QA) plan addendum for the ETV test of the technology submitted by Paceco Corp. was developed and approved in April 2005.2 The goal of the test was to measure the emissions control performance of the MES-DPF technology and its emissions reduction relative to an uncontrolled engine, in the context of applying the technology to diesel engines used on gantry cranes manufactured by Paceco. The uncontrolled engine selected by Paceco was representative of the type, size, and age of engines in use in gantry cranes. A description of the Paceco Corp./Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding technology