IdleEmissionReductio nTechnologies

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Published on February 26, 2008

Author: Samantha


Why do trucks idle? :  Why do trucks idle? Cool the Sleeper Heat the Sleeper Warm truck engine for easy start ups Power for sleeper appliances Power for auxiliary devices Habit Truck Idling, A Big Problem:  Truck Idling, A Big Problem Emissions Wasted fuel (idling burns 5% of all fuel in US) Maintenance costs Health impact Yet little previous reaction from: General public Truck owners Government The Dollar Cost of Idling:  The Dollar Cost of Idling Engine maintenance associated with idling can be anywhere from $400-$4000/yr Fuel consumption at idle is between 0.8-1.5 gal/hour (NREL/TP-540-33629, EPA 420-R-02-025) Studies show annual idling costs range from $5000 to $9000 1.2 billion gallons a year of fuel are consumed in the US by truck idling (EPA, On Board Idle Reduction Technologies Benefits:  On Board Idle Reduction Technologies Benefits reduced fuel expenses extend the life or your truck increase resale value increase driver retention Diesel Oxidation Catalysts:  Diesel Oxidation Catalysts DOCs are installed in-line of the exhaust system to further burn emissions prior to their being expelled out the tailpipe. Approximate installed cost of DOCs: $1,500 +/- Slide6:  Reduced Tail Pipe Emissions Carbon Monoxide: 40% Hydrocarbons: 70% Fine Particles (PM2.5): 40%

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