There is a common misperception that modern engines operate efficiently and that the ECM adjusts engine performance to ensure engines continue operation efficiently. Furthermore, due to regulatory concerns, emissions output is masked by exhaust filtration and treatment systems.
EBM has identified considerable differences between where engine owners think their engines are performing and where they are actually performing. Because these large engines generally have high duty cycles and operate around the clock, even small improvements in efficiency deliver significant benefits to engine owners.
For example, a 5% improvement in engine efficiency for an engine that typically consumes 60 gallons per hour will result in annual fuel savings of nearly $60,000. Additionally, the 5% improvement would also result in a reduction of CO2 of 218 tons annually.
The efficiency opportunities that the EBM process identifies typically occur before engine fault codes identify issues. EBM process identifies combustion drift quickly and provides recommendations to maintenance teams on how to improve engine efficiency. The graph below demonstrates the opportunities that the EBM software routinely identifies leading to correction and engine efficiency.
THE EBM SOLUTION
By implementing the EBM solution, customers proactively identify and correct combustion inefficiencies quickly. When engine combustion is efficient, the engine requires less fuel to complete the same amount of work. With less fuel consumed, the engine emits less pollution and every gallon that is not consumed extends engine life. The EBM solution proactively monitors combustion and can warn maintenance professionals about deteriorating engine performance before in-field catastrophic engine failure.