As customers face additional regulatory pressure from municipalities, states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the need for updated engine technology has become crucial. To address this need, Caterpiller Inc. has developed the Cat® 3500 engine upgrade kit for marine applications. This kit is currently being field tested in several sites throughout the United States, including Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and Pittsburgh, Pa.
The engine technology will allow customers to update their pre-EPA Tier I mechanical engines into a fully compliant electronically controlled engine by making intrinsic changes to the engine during a normal overhaul. These changes can be made without having to remove the engines from the vessel – an often time-consuming and expensive task – and without adding weight to the boat itself.
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