Our sales team recently completed extensive education and training regarding the new 2010 EPA emissions standards. Here is some information they passed along that could be helpful to our customers!
Q: What is SCR technology and why is it important?
A: SCR technology is simple, clean, reliable and hassle-free. It meets 2010 EPA emissions standards and
improves performance. SCR, or Selective Catalytic Reduction, is the cleanest diesel emissions technology
available. It delivers more horsepower, torque and better fuel economy than other emissions technologies.
Q: Is there an alternative solution available to meet the 2010 EPA requirements?
A: Only one manufacturer is pursuing a divergent path from the rest of the industry, opting to intensify the EGR technology used to reach the EPA 2007 standards, calling it Advanced EGR (AEGR). However, all other motorhome and engine OEMs have selected SCR because of its proven technology and benefits to the RV owner and the environment.
Q: Why are the overwhelming majority of engine, truck and motorhome manufacturers using SCR?
A: Because SCR is a Simple, Clean and Reliable technology:
• Simple: SCR is built upon existing technology and simply adds a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and a catalyst to remove additional particulates and emissions.
• Clean: SCR technology has been certified by the EPA to meet its new standards.
• Reliable: Although relatively new to North America, SCR is a proven technology that has been in use in Europe since 2006 with over 600,000 SCR equipped commercial vehicles in service over hundreds of millions of miles. In addition, more than 30 million test miles were run in the U.S. before SCR was released to the market.
Q: Are there other benefits of SCR technology?
A: Yes, many. In addition to meeting 2010 emissions standards, SCR gives you 5 to 8 percent better fuel economy, more torque and more horsepower versus a similarly equipped EPA 2007 engine using EGR technology.
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