We are pleased to announce that Integrel has been approved by Volvo Penta, France for their range of D2 engines.
We have had a D2-60 running in our test facility which has a full electrical load (8kW) on it all the time. As part of our test programme, at 500 hours we stripped this down completely to look for any unusual wear on the bearings and crankshaft which might be caused by our system. We found absolutely nothing out of the normal and no measurable wear.
“The key to the Integrel system is that we manage the load extremely accurately in real-time, ensuring that our electrical load never pushes the total engine load beyond whatever we set it at – 75% normally but, as we have already said, we can control to any line” comments Ken Wittamore (Managing Director).
Following on from this, Integrel does not take off more than 65nm of torque of the engine – meaning that we are well within the manufacturer’s operational limits of the following engines:
- Volvo Penta D2-50
- Volvo Penta D2-55
- Volvo Penta D2-60
- Volvo Penta D2-75
This has been approved by Nicolas Tourneret – Quality & Application Engineer – Volvo Penta, France.