“Our drive to bring all our engines up to EU Stage V compliance presented us with a series of challenges, but with the development of current technology alongside new engineering advancements made our journey to a successful conclusion a smooth operation” – Joe Wilmer Managing Director Hatz GB Limited.
EU Stage V is set to be implemented throughout the EU including the UK from the start of 2019. This new regulation brings forward a demand to reduce Particulate Matter (PM) alongside extended control of both PM and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx.) emissions.
The European commission states; ‘…engines contribute significantly to air pollution and are accountable for roughly 15% of the NOx and 5% of the PM emissions in the EU…several technical reviews have concluded that the legislation in its current form has shortcomings …….. therefore, and in line with the developments in the road sector, the introduction of new emission stage (Stage V), which would target particle number limits in addition to particle mass limits appeared appropriate’.
Hatz GB can confirm that their range of engines will comply with these regulations. This includes their popular line of single, twin, three and four cylinder engines. All Hatz engines, up to 19 kilowatts, will meet the requirements of EU Stage V without any additional exhaust emission treatment required.
Hatz are now looking further into the future anticipating that deeper cuts in emissions will almost certainly be high on the agenda of both the UK and EU regulatory bodies. With this in mind Hatz engineers are advancing their H series of engines in a push to bring down PM and NOx emissions even further.
In the development of the H-series, Hatz has already placed the emphasis on future stricter exhaust regulations. The specifications for the H-engines include: low fuel and oil consumption, reduced friction losses and reducing the overall physical size of the engine. In addition, the company has introduced an ‘Intelligent Hatz Advanced Combustion Strategy’ (iHACS), which results in fewer particulates being emitted. Engines in the H-series are designed to be extremely compact and offer maximum flexibility for installation into an end product. The H series are available as an Open Power Unit (OPU) and noise reduction, by around 60%, are achieved with their optional New Silent Pack set.
OEM’s, machinery manufacturers and all users of diesel powered machinery can view many examples of the Hatz EU Stage V compliant engines at the forthcoming Executive Hire Show, held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 6th and 7th February 2019 (www. executivehireshow.co.uk).
Hatz diesel engines have been around since 1910. From their manufacturing base situated at Ruhstorf, Germany, Hatz produce a range of modern diesel engines from 3 to 55 kW. Their UK subsidiary, Hatz GB Limited, has its facilities centrally located in Hinckley, Leicestershire.