Cummins introduces X15 for commercial marine market
The Cummins X15 engine offers variable speed and fixed speed ratings between 450 and 600hp, meeting US EPA and IMO emissions standards.
Cummins took advantage of Seawork International 2018 earlier this year to unveil a fuel- and cost-efficient version of its X15 engine for commercial marine market segments including inland waterways, commercial fishing and passenger transport.
The Cummins X15 is designed to withstand high hour, continuous duty operation with long life in mind. The engine will offer variable speed and fixed speed ratings between 450hp (336kW) and 600hp (447 kW), while meeting US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Tier II emissions standards.
“Our marine X15 engine is yet another example of Cummins continued investment in the marine market,” said Jim Schacht, Executive Director, Cummins Global Marine Business.
“Following the introduction of our marine QSK95 engine, which has more power and durability than any other high speed marine engine in its class, our new marine X15 engine reinforces our commitment to deliver the products our customers need to be successful."
The X15 utilises the latest Cummins fuel system product, XPI. This common rail system provides the highest injection pressure of any other common rail system resulting in an efficient fuel burn for clean emissions and optimised fuel economy.
In addition to this latest fuel system technology, X15 for marine uses the most intelligent Cummins engine control module, CM2350, which provides advanced diagnostic and monitoring capability, as well as engine protection through de-rates and automated engine shut downs to prevent catastrophic failures.
The CM2350 technology also features fuel sensor monitoring, digital engine start/stop functionality, and gear pressure and temperature.
The first installation of Cummins X15 marine engines will take place in a Louisiana crew boat, replacing a dated non-Cummins engine, which will improve the efficiency and performance of the vessel.
“The marine X15 engine is a perfect option for owners looking to repower their older vessels. The engine will fit in place of various types of legacy engines. The X15 will save space in the engine room, deliver cleaner emissions and better fuel economy at a continuous duty power cycle,” Jim Schacht said.
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