Honeywell Unveils Next Generation Turbo Technology to Help Improve Vehicle Emissions and Performance
October 5, 2018
- Honeywell's newest gasoline turbocharger optimizes performance and helps reduce CO2 and NOx emissions
- First announced application used in new BMW 2.0L gasoline engine
FRANKFURT / Sept. 13, 2017 /Honeywell (NYSE:HON), the leading global developer of automotiveturbochargers, announced today its newest gasoline turbocharger technology developedto improve power and torque and aid in the reduction of vehicle emissions willdebut on the new BMW 2.0L engine program announced at the 67th Annual IAA Carsevent in Frankfurt.
The newtechnology represents Honeywell's third generation gasoline turbocharger architecture that hasbeen updated and designed for twin-scroll, 4-cylinder engines that are 1.5liters and larger. The new generation has shown representative increases inpower from 90kW/L to more than 100kW/L and in torque from 175Nm/L to more than200 Nm/L over the previous generation technology.
One of thenew advances comprising the third generation architecture is a new wastegate with a Honeywell-developed mono-blockarm and valve. This one-piece design replaces a traditional three-piece valve reducingnoise by 5 to 10 decibels and improving fuel economy by up to 0.5 percent. Inaddition the unique valve design provides better controllability and 50 percentless wear due to repetitive motion against the turbo housing. Coupled withelectric actuation, the new wastegate valve is also having a positive effect onreducing the time needed to engage the catalytic converter for managing engineemissions associated with cold start conditions within gasoline engines.
“Globalautomakers are relying on Honeywell to help them manage the increasing emissiontargets for CO2 and particulate emissions, and our third generation gas turbotechnology helps them achieve those goals, without sacrificing performance,”said Chief Technology Officer Craig Balis, Honeywell TransportationSystems. “We have plenty of innovations available and on the horizon for gasand diesel applications &endash; as well as hybrid and fuel cell powertrains.”
Honeywell is also showcasingits newest TwoStage Wastegate-VNT diesel engine turbocharger. This combinationof turbo technologies debuts in the Opel Astra 1.6L engine and providesenhanced performance across a wide range of engine speeds. This dieselarchitecture adds electric actuation for faster response. The compactside-by-side design of this two-stage turbocharger increases power density upto 17 percent and torque by 10 percent over the industry standards providingexcellent dynamic response and acceleration. This system also helps reduce NOxby up to 20 percent and CO2 emission by 10 percent over industrystandards.
Honeywell is also showing its TwoStage Electric Compressor for fuel cell powertrains. Used by Honda Motor Company for its hydrogen-poweredClarity Fuel Cell vehicle, Honeywell's compressor represents a fusion ofaerospace and automotive competencies offered at a lower cost structure andquality level that matches the needs of the automotive industry in advancing zero-emissions vehicles.
Honeywellhas achieved an automotive first by adapting its existing air foil bearingtechnology from its aerospace portfolio. These bearings are cooled by themachine's own compressed air eliminating the potential for poisoning the fuelcell with any oils or greases and helping ensure zero emissions.
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