Cummins Bags Class Approvals for New Marine Engine

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Cummins has gained approval from classification societies for its X15 marine engine after being ready for the sector for over three years, reports Riviera Maritime Media.

X15 marine engine gains approval

Class societies ABS, Bureau Veritas, RINA and DNV approved the X15 engine for use in maritime applications, confirming it meets safety standards for certification.

Cummins said X15 engines were first released in the marine segment in Q4 2018 and the class-approved engines will be in full production in Q4 2022. The X15 package can include a fuel sensor, gear pressure, temperature monitoring and digital start/stop functionality.

With a power range of 336 kW to 447 kW, these engines are suitable for workboat propulsion. Alternatively, the X15 has constant-speed auxiliary ratings available at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, with 373 kW or power, with the option to pair with an alternator or Stamford AvK unit.

Future in the making

As part of our continued investment in the marine market, the X15 is typed-approved under the strictest validation test to meet the safety requirements from class societies,” said Cummins global marine product planning and management leader Eric Marini.

Classification society certifications are integral to the safety of the commercial marine industry.”

Since its initial release, the X15 now includes Cummins’ XPI fuel system. Cummins claimed this results in an efficient fuel burn for clean emissions and optimised fuel economy and ensures compliance with IMO Tier II and US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 emissions standards.

X15 engines can also be paired with Cummins’ PrevenTech Marine solution, an integrated digital application for end-to-end equipment health management to boost uptime, reduce costs, and ensure peace of mind, safety and planning.

These type-approved marine engine are available with a base warranty of 24 months or 8,000 hours for heavy-duty applications and 24 months or unlimited hours for continuous duty.

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Source: Riviera Maritime Media

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