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Rock Solid RulesIdle time is costly! Every HOUR of idle time can decrease fuel efficiency by 1%.Less Idling decreases fuel consumption resulting in less emissions (GHG), and a smaller carbon footprint.Idling increases maintenance and reduces component durability.
Cost of Engine Idling – Fuel Consumption Idle time can significantly affect the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Overall, Up to 10% impact on MPG. The vehicle uses the most diesel fuel when the engine runs and the truck doesn’t move. Idle/PTO fuel consumption increases exponentially with engine speed. Almost double with SCR Engines. Idle/PTO Fuel Consumption Engine Speed RPM Average Fuel Consumption (Gal/Hr) 650 ~0.5 1000 ~1.0 1200 ~1.5 When idling is necessary to maintain cab/bunk compartment temperatures, select the lowest idle speed possible to maintain cab heat. Select the lowest idle speed possible to maintain engine temperature of 140 F Degree in winter operation.
Cost of Engine Idling – Maintenance AFTERTREATMENT – Idling results in inefficient combustion, increasing your soot-load downstream into your AFTERTREATMENT. – AFTERTREATMENT plugs; requiring a REGENERATION; buring MORE diesel fuel to clean DPF of soot-load. – Increased regenerations decreases the life of the catalyst filters. $1,500-2,000/each. – Today You pay in fuel THREE times for extra idling. ENGINE FAN – If fan is engaged during idling, it results in additional fuel consumption. – Creates a dust-storm under the hood, reducing air-cleaner life AND engine life. – Reduces Fan Clutch life for when you really need it – to cool down the engine.
Cost of Engine Idling – Durability While the engine is running, You are wearing-out all of these components prematurely: – Air-compressor – Fan Clutch – Belts and Idler Pulleys – Alternator – Water Pump – Turbo (very expensive turbo today) – Injectors (thru increased regenerations) – Aftertreatment Exhaust System, and components – Air Intake system: Air cleaners, EGR Valves –Every part on the engine……
How do I reduce Idling?•Shut it off !•Utilize Electronic Engine Controls•Auxiliary Heaters •Diesel Fired Heaters; set on timer •Electric Heaters via Shorepower •DC Battery Power Units Heat/AC •APU’s for Hotel loads•Don’t bump-up Idle speed.
Programmable Engine Features Idle Shutdown Idle Shutdown in PTO Idle Shutdown Override Ambient Temperature Shutdown Override Driver Reward
How do I manage Idling?You can’t manage anything without an effective means to measure it.You can’t change behaviors unless you have good data to validate your goals.
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Summary….You do the math…..Every Drop of fuel saved goes right to the bottom-line $ $.You pay three times in fuel burned for Idling today.Reduce Green-House Gases.Reduce Maintenance Costs.
The days of casual Idling are over…..
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