Cummins Turbo Technologies launches exhaust throttle valve

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 11, 2020

A new Exhaust Throttle Valve (ETV) for aftertreatment thermal management and exhaust braking has been developed by Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT). ETV helps engine manufacturers meet stringent emission requirements.

“With more than 60 years of experience in engine air handling innovation, CTT is uniquely positioned to integrate ETV with engine systems that provide customers with a complete system level solution,” said Matt Franklin, director – product management and marketing. “Cummins‘ knowledge of air handling systems combined with experience in control systems technology has achieved a cost-effective, high performing ETV to meet the needs of our customers.”

 Initially, the launch of the ETV was developed for medium-duty engine applications in India and China, and has since grown to Brazil, Europe and Mexico. ETV applications include on-highway truck, transit bus, refuse and tipper trucks. 

The ETV not only helps engine manufacturers meet stringent emission requirements, but also offers flexible design needs. Cummins‘ OEM have options to configure the product with heat shields, coolant fittings and locator features. Bespoke ETV products can be designed with customised flap diameter for tailored pressure control and unique end connections for easy integration. These flexible design offerings help OEMs meet their packaging and performance requirements. 

“We have validated the product extensively on more than 130 applications with five different engine families. At the end of 2019, the total field mileage accumulation exceeded 10 million kilometres – equivalent to circling the earth 250 times. The extensive engine and vehicle validation pursued by CTT has ensured a reliable and durable product,” said Brett Fathauer, executive director, research and engineering. 

A modular service strategy was also put in place to allow selected components to be serviced, rather than replacing the entire ETV, thus lowering the total cost of ownership. Additionally, CTT has leveraged its global supply chain to minimise product costs and support global market needs. The ETV is currently in production and is available now for customers.