Idle-Reduction Technology Partnership. Idle Reduction Technology Workshop January 30 2006 . Idle-Reduction Technology Workshop. Webasto Continues Its Growth and Influence as an Innovator In The Climate Control Industry.
Idle Reduction Technology Workshop January 30 2006
Webasto Continues Its Growth and Influence as an Innovator In The Climate Control Industry
In 1974, Webasto began operations in Canada & USA with In-cab air heaters & engine coolantpreheating for heavy-duty markets and sunroofs for light duty vehicles.
Privately owned company since 1901, Webasto invests heavily in research and development, with an emphasis on innovative products.
May 2004, WPNA celebrated 30-years of operations in North America with its new headquarters in Fenton, Michigan (USA).
With over 6,200 employees based in over 40 countries, Webasto services heavy-duty truck, motorcoach, transit, shuttle, school bus, marine, military, off-highway, RV and light-duty vehicle markets.
The Many Reasons Why Idle Reduction Hasn’t Become A Part Of Operating Procedure
Traditionally Low Diesel Fuel Prices
Little concern for the environment
No financial consequences
The Cost Of Idling Is Impactful In The Air and Under The Hood
One liter of diesel fuel produces 2.8 kilograms of Green House Gases (GHGs).
An hour of idling produces 11.2 kilograms of GHGs.
A year's worth of idling (2,000 hours) produces over 20 tons of GHGs.
Engine Wear & Tear
Additional Engine maintenance required due to idling results in cost from $200-$2000/yr
The Idling Impact on the Wallet and on the Dependence on Foreign Oil
Fuel waste due to unnecessary idling results in 0.8-1.5 gal/hour (NREL/TP-540-33629, EPA 420-R-02-025)
1.2 billion gallons a year of fuel are consumed in the US by truck idling
Studies show annual idling cost range from $3000 to $7000 per truck
The Signs Of No-Idling Regulations Begin Enforcement
25-States in the US maintain maximum idling time stipulations.
Idling times vary from NO-IDLING (UT) to 15-minutes (NV).
Fines have ranged as high as $25,000 (Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality).
Notable proponents include the California Air Resources Board, Environmental Protection Divisions, Air Quality Agencies, Department of Energy, Health Departments and local agencies
No-Idling Corridors Begin To Make Their Way Across the U.S.
Light-Duty Vehicle Remote Starters Doing Damage
In 2004 over 4 million remote starters were installed in North America. The practice of remote vehicle starting and subsequent unnecessary idling is growing at an alarming rate of 12.6% annually. – source Martec Study
Without a change, in 2010 OEM and aftermarket remote start idling will contribute the following annual emissions:
195,350 Tons of CO
803 Tons of NOx
15,673 Tons of HC
6,363,698 Tons of CO2
-Source EPA Approved Laboratory
The Tonnage figures shown above do NOT include emission data from passenger vehicles idling not equipped with an OEM or aftermarket remote starting devise.
BlueHeat Provides No-Idle Solutions for Light-Duty Engine & Interior Preheating
Mounts under the hood, gets power from the battery, and is activated by timer or heater remote.
Heater circulates and preheats engine coolant to 180 degrees.
Blower fan activates, sending warm air to the interior.
No scraping windshields.
No-Idling for heat.
WPNA Heaters Provide No-Idle Solutions for Cold Starts & In-Cab Heating
Engine Coolant Preheaters Forced Air In-Cab HeatingSystems
Thermo 90 S
Class 7 & 8
Air Top 3500
Air Top 2000
BlueCool Truck Features No-Idle Bunk Cooling
Control Panel with fan and temperature control operation.
Can be used as a circulating fan.
Very low amp draw of 3.5 – 6.5 amps
Refrigeration and cold storage unit.
Cab mounted air chiller/handler.
1/2 the weight of other systems (300 lbs.)
17,000 Btu’s cold storage unit.
BlueCool Truck Delivers Company & Driver Benefits
A cool, quiet night’s sleep with no interruptions from engines starting, compressors starting, or temperature variations.
Increased safety from getting a good night’s sleep.
Ability to get a cool night’s sleep regardless of state/local non-idling ordinances.
Elimination of fines for idling.
Capability to keep the cab below 70 degrees F for 9-hrs. in 90+ degree F ambient temperatures.
BlueCool Truck Summer Swing Truck Tour
Summer Leg Include:
In 2010, Webasto APU Prepares To Make A Huge Impact
Total engine independent power solution for Truck, Bus, and Passenger Car, completely eliminating the need to idle
Solves all cooling, heating, and electrical power needs
Technology developed internally with no outside sources of funding used or required
Fuel cell is powered by diesel fuel, gasoline or natural gas utilizing reformer technology
First prototypes ranging 1 to 5 kW are currently being tested; full production is scheduled for 2010
Markets Welcome The Concept C5…Complete Cabin Comfort Climate Control
Combining heating, cooling and ventilation to vehicles allows for an operator to perform better.
Light-Duty: BlueHeat & Sunroofs.
Heavy-Duty Truck: Air Top 2000 & BlueCool Truck.
Marine: BlueHeat Marine & BlueCool Marine.
Bus: Coolant Heater & BlueCool Bus.
Webasto Advantage From Our Plant To Your Bottom-line
Quick response, professionally trained customer service teams.
Toll-FREE technical support (800) 555-4518 USA (800) 667-8900 Canada.
On and Off-site sales, product and maintenance training available.
Strong product warranty with an interactive web site. www.webasto.us
Extensive dealer and distributor network.
Contact your Webasto representative for application details.