The KOHLER KDI 3404 TCR SCR engine – developed in partnership with Ricardo and featuring the revolutionary Ricardo Twin Vortex Combustion System – was named yesterday as ‘Diesel of the Year 2015’ by the editorial staff of DIESEL magazine.
The award was made on the opening day of Intermat exhibition in Paris on 20th April, in front of an audience composed by international press, institutional guests and business operators. “On behalf of Ricardo I would like to congratulate KOHLER Engines on this well-deserved recognition for the KDI 3404 TCR SCR model,” commented Dr Andy Noble, Ricardo head of heavy duty engines. “We were really proud to have been able to assist KOHLER’s engineering team in the design and development of this new engine. The KDI 3404 is a best-in-class product that benefits from the incorporation of Ricardo’s state-of-the-art Twin Vortex Combustion System low soot technology.”
Ricardo assisted KOHLER Engines team in the development of the new KDI 3404 engine from initial systems specification through design and simulation – including use of the Ricardo WAVE performance simulation and VECTIS 3D CFD tools – to final calibration and validation testing. Crucially, and in common with the other KDI family and other leading off-highway engines, the new KOHLER KDI 3404 engine benefits from the use of the ultra-clean Ricardo Twin Vortex Combustion System, enabling the engine to achieve the toughest international emissions standards for this class of product, without the need for a diesel particulate filter.
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