Houston, TX – Caterpillar Global Petroleum is pleased to announce the launch of the new Cat® 3512E (HD) High Horsepower Land well service engine. The United States EPA Tier 4 Final 3512E (HD) engine is offered with ATAAC and SCAC configurations in two power ratings: 1678 bkW (2250 bhp) @ 1800 rpm and 1864 bkW (2500 bhp) @ 1800 rpm. The engine will be available for customers to order in 2014, and will be on display at the Caterpillar booth at OTC 2013, May 6th – 9th in Houston, Texas.
“At Caterpillar, we realize that emissions regulations impact our customers’ operations and actively design, manufacture and launch high performance products with reduced emissions,” Diana Hopkins Caterpillar Global Petroleum product definition manager stated. “The Cat 3512E (HD) meets the latest emissions regulations without sacrificing performance, durability, or reliability.”
Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, the Cat 3512E (HD) Tier 4 Final engine will meet emission standards with a NOx Reduction System (NRS) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC). For ease of installation, Caterpillar will be providing customers with a turn-key aftertreatment solution and various engine attachments. Customers will also have the option to purchase the engine with the air cleaners, aftertreatment, and exhaust system installed from the factory. “This greatly simplifies the Tier 4 engine integration for OEMs since Caterpillar has already invested in the design and validation of these engine mounted exhaust systems,” Brian DeCaires, Caterpillar Global Petroleum Project Engineer stated. The engine will be available with a single advanced ADEM™ A4 engine control module, Product Link™ for engine monitoring, optional engine mounted transmission cooler, and optional air shut-off valve.
Customers will also enjoy lower owning and operating costs with the new 3512E (HD) Tier 4 Final engine. Compared to the 3512C (HD) Tier 2 engine, there is up to a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency and increased ambient and altitude capability. In addition, maintenance intervals will be improved with the factory installed air cleaners and other enhanced engine components. Since the Caterpillar Tier 4 Final solution uses a NRS configuration, there is no need for additional fluids such as Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in order to meet emissions regulations.
Caterpillar can provide customers with an optimized solution for a Tier 4 Final drivetrain on their well stimulation trailers. “When the 3512E (HD) is matched with a Caterpillar CX48 or TH55 transmission, and a new Caterpillar well stimulation pump, customers will have the most reliable well stimulation drivetrain available, and a one-stop shop for world class service and parts support from their CAT dealer,” said Scott Roberts, Caterpillar Global Petroleum Well Service Marketing Manager.
The new Cat 3512E (HD) Tier 4 Final engine will be distributed, sold and supported through the worldwide Cat dealer network with trained technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. To learn more about the comprehensive Cat solutions for the well service industry, visit industry experts on hand at the Caterpillar booth at OTC 2013, May 6-9th, in Houston, Texas, (Booth #3341) or visit catoilandgasinfo.com. For up to the minute information during OTC, follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caterpillaroilandgas & Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/catoilandgas using #OTCHOUSTON and #CatatOTC.
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About Caterpillar Global Petroleum
Caterpillar Global Petroleum, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, groups all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com/pr
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at www.cat.com.
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