Cuts Fan-On Time by Over 50 Percent, Reducing Fuel Consumption
SUFFIELD, Conn. - September 9, 2009 - Evans Cooling Systems (www.evanscooling.com), developer of the only waterless engine coolant, will showcase the benefits of its revolutionary waterless cooling technology for waste management vehicles at WASTECON 2009, Booth #1843, on September 22 -24, 2009 in Long Beach, Calif.
Earlier this year, Evans introduced its Heavy Duty Thermal Coolant (HDTC), and initial tests results show fuel savings and lower maintenance costs among a broad range of engine types and applications, including waste management vehicles.
A year-long test for USA Hauling showed fuel savings of 7.2 percent after using Evans' HDTC, resulting from a greater than 50 percent reduction in fan-on time. Fan-on time totaled just over 300 hours, compared to the estimated fan-on time of more 700 hours required without Evans coolant.
Evans HDTC has a higher boiling point -- 150 degrees warmer than the operating temperature of most engines -- allowing the engine to safely operate at slightly higher temperatures. The huge separation of the boiling point from the operating temperature enables raising the fan-on temperature to 230°. Raising the fan-on temperature is critical, since the fan on a heavy duty diesel engine draws a considerable amount of horsepower, using significant amounts of fuel.
"Evans has learned that fan-on time on waste management vehicles can contribute significantly to fuel consumption, and with our waterless cooling systems we are able to deliver measureable fuel cost savings," said Mike Tourville, Director of Marketing, Evans Cooling Systems. "Another major benefit of Evans waterless coolant for the waste management industry is lower maintenance costs, as our technology eliminates the corrosion and cavitation caused by water-based coolants -- and our coolant never needs to be replaced."
Independent testing has also proven that Evans' cooling technology results in maintenance savings, all while providing a more environmentally friendly solution. In a recently completed John Deere Cavitation test, researchers found cylinder liner cavitation was significantly reduced when Evans HDTC was used for cooling. The absence of water and the resulting lower cooling system pressure maintains a virtual hermetically sealed system and reduces stress on cooling system plumbing and hoses. By preventing corrosion and pump and cylinder liner cavitation, Evans HDTC can deliver major maintenance savings.
Evans waterless engine cooling technology is in use in numerous fleets and by individual truck owners who have gone hundreds of thousands of miles without changing coolant.
About Evans Cooling Systems, Inc.
Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. headquartered in Sharon, Conn., has focused on engine cooling and related areas for over 35 years. The company has a team of high performance engine cooling experts based in Pottstown, Penn., a heavy duty diesel sales and marketing office in Suffield, Conn., as well as facilities in China. Evans is committed to maintaining a cleaner, safer environment, and continually seeks to improve product and process choices for all major heavy duty engine users. Evans waterless engine cooling technology is used today numerous fleets, with trials in process with major carriers worldwide. www.evanscooling.com, +1.860.668.1114.
Paul Hughes, Topaz Partners