With Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards set to kick in 15 months from now, the Indian automotive component industry, along with vehicle manufacturers, is actively engaged in enabling compliance with the emission technology upgrade. BorgWarner, a global product leader in technology solutions for all kinds of propulsion systems, has announced its participation at SIAT EXPO 2019 in Pune (January 16-18, 2019) with an expansive display of its portfolio of clean and efficient products that help automakers meet the future standards.
The company will present its emission-reducing and performance-optimising technologies at Booth 222 in Hall B. Among BorgWarner’s exhibits are exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technologies, advanced exhaust heat recovery system (EHRS), variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbocharger solutions and variable cam timing (VCT) technology.
“We at BorgWarner are constantly working on improving our technologies in terms of fuel efficiency and performance. In this way, we aim to support all customers in meeting local emission standards like BS VI,” said Scott Gallett, vice-president, Marketing, Public Relations and government affairs, BorgWarner. “The SIAT Expo 2019 in Pune is an ideal opportunity to present our broad range of solutions for cleaner future mobility, regardless of the propulsion system used.”
Global solutions for local challenges
BorgWarner, which has an established supplier base in India with four manufacturing plants, says one effective solution for cleaner and healthier air in India is its EGR system. By redirecting a controllable percentage of exhaust gas back into the intake air, the company’s innovation allows NOX emissions to be reduced significantly. The cost-effective method is applicable to a wide range of engines, where it optimises heat absorption and reduces oxygen concentration in the combustion chamber. Not only does the innovative solution resist high thermal loads – it also increases efficiency and offers durable performance, even with a minimum of coolant flow.
The company’s EHRS combines advanced EGR technology with a waste heat recovery system (WHRS). By using the heat from the exhaust gas, which is usually wasted, the EHRS helps shorten the engine warm-up time, enhances efficiency, reduces emissions and improves fuel economy. Exhaust gas is routed through a heat exchanger, so that the thermal energy of the gas heats up the vehicle’s subsystem fluids. The company’s EHRS also allows mechanical losses to be reduced.
High potential through emission standards
BorgWarner believes the Indian market offers great growth potential for turbocharging solutions. The continued drive for fuel economy and the expected growth of the hybrid market share is driving the demand for clean and efficient turbocharging technologies. Diesel engines will become more efficient and cleaner with advanced VTG and regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging solutions.
The share of modern turbocharged, petrol direct fuel injection engines is expected to grow, both for conventional and hybrid powertrains. Here, BorgWarner offers customers its petrol VTG turbocharging solution, which provides smooth power delivery and excellent response while improving fuel efficiency and lowering emissions. The exhibits showing BorgWarner’s latest technologies in Pune will include its advanced VCT technology, which offers a decreased time to torque and improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The solution also lowers power consumption and reduces the ‘time to pressure’ requirements of the oil pump.
The company says that due to its comprehensive know-how in the field of emissions reduction worldwide, it can draw on rich experience to develop solutions that can help automakers master the challenges posed by BS VI emissions standards.