Stage V optimized to meet upcoming emission standards

Volvo Penta takes previous emission steps with its Stage V concept. The new Stage V platform has been optimized to meet the upcoming emission standards, as well as future customer needs.

Volvo Penta has taken advantage of proven and mature concepts already existing today across the Volvo Group, and has listened closely to customers to understand their future application requirements.

Stage V regulations are scheduled to take effect in January 2019, in Europe, requiring new emission limits for diesel and spark-ignited engines used in a variety of industrial applications. The scope of the regulations is set to widen, as for the first time, engines below 19 kW and above 560 kW will be included in the legislation. And while current Stage IV regulations limit the overall mass of particle emissions, Stage V will also affect the number of particles emitted.

“With our Stage V range, we are focused on delivering an ideal solution for the customer’s actual environment – a solution that is fit for use and will enable our customers to be leading in their respecting markets and segments,” says Johan Carlsson, chief technology officer for Volvo Penta.

“We are ensuring compatibility with earlier emissions legislations by using the same hardware layout and re-using the electrical architecture to make sure we have consistency across different emission stages,” adds Carlsson. “This means our customers can integrate solutions from across the emission stages at the same time.

Designed with ease in mind, Volvo Penta offers a complete system, where the engine and the aftertreatment system, EATS, work together in harmony. High efficiency in the EATS has enabled Volvo Penta to deliver reduced complexity of the engine. The end result is that the technology across the Stage V range is optimized for ideal use.