Perfomance Specifications

Energy Conversions Inc. offers innovative retrofit technologies to convert your engine systems to operate reliably and efficiently on natural gas. ECI systems range from basic gas fumigation with minimized engine modifications to optimized direct low pressure gas injection with revised after cooling and modified pistons.  ECI considers individual customer requirements to determine if their application is better suited for just a standard system or if custom options should be applied. To give you an idea of the types of configuration information we need to optimize your ECI system, we've placed a project questionnaire on our contact page. Please take a moment to look it over.


logoEconomizer
Conversion systems for four stroke engines, high speed, medium and low speed engines for electric generation and industrial power. Simple, no major engine changes, affordable.


logoEMD Dual Fuel

ECI 645E-DF Dual fuel conversion system for the General Motors EMD 645 turbocharged series diesel engines   

Our cleanest and most efficient system, the ECI 645DF conversion has all the necessary equipment for retrofitting a standard EMD 645 diesel to run on natural gas. The system uses 90% gas, with 10% diesel fuel for ignition, with nearly 70% reduction in NOx emissions over a locomotive duty cycle. Power generators will see even greater fuel replacement and emissions reductions. Maintains versatility of running on diesel fuel alone.
Kit includes
: Specially designed pistons and heads, ECI patented gas injectors, electronic control and monitoring system, diesel pilot fuel control, gas plumbing and special after cooling design, Low Emission Idle (LEI) bank idling system, and Installation and Maintenance documentation. Available in 8, 12, 16, & 20 cylinder configurations. (For more information, see
EMD specifications).

ECI 645E2 DF- Dual fuel conversion system for the General Motors EMD 645 series roots blown diesel engines

The blower style version of the ECI 645DF conversion, this system retrofits a standard 645 blower style diesel to run on natural gas, while retaining the ability to run on diesel fuel alone.
Kit includes: Specially designed pistons and heads, ECI patented gas injectors, electronic control and monitoring system, diesel pilot fuel control, gas plumbing, LEI bank idling system, Installation and Maintenance documentation. Available in 8, 12 & 16 cylinder configurations. (For more information, see
EMD specifications).

EMD 645

645 8-cylinder version of ECI's dual fuel conversion system


>90% diesel to gas replacement

Maintains diesel-only capability for greater versatility

Achieves full rated horsepower in both diesel and dual fuel modes

>66% Reduction in NOx emissions

Fully automated operation

Cleaner fuel reduces engine wear and maintenance

EMD Clean Diesel
(Contact ECI)
EMD Spark Ignited Gas

ECI 645SIP - Dedicated natural gas conversion system for the General Motors EMD 645 series diesel engines

This retrofit system allows any standard EMD645 to run on 100% natural gas. Ideal for locomotive switch engines and other applications with typically long periods of idling or any application where diesel backup in truely not necessary.. System includes: Specially designed pistons and heads, ECI spark pre chambers, electronic control and monitoring system, gas plumbing, Installation and Maintenance documentation. Available in 8, 12, 16 &20 cylinder configurations. (For more information, see EMD specifications). (Turbocharged version of the system is still under development)

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>100% diesel to gas replacement

A super-clean system, with 1-2 g/hp-hr of NOx

Fully automated operation

Cleaner fuel reduces engine wear and maintenance

Cat Dual Fuel

ECI 399DF - Caterpillar 399 dual fuel conversion system

This kit is a relatively low cost way to get your existing CAT 399, 389, or 378 running on dual fuel. Taking advantage of inexpensive natural gas as a primary fuel, you will also retain the ability to run your engine on full diesel without losing horsepower. Current replacement rate of diesel-to-gas is approximately 80% of the diesel fuel used in a standard 399. Kit includes: Modified pistons, electronic control system, gas delivery system, additional diesel delivery components, air controls, gas plumbing and necessary operational documentation. (For more information, see CAT specifications). Pictures

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ECI's dual fuel converted Caterpillar 399 system


80% diesel replacement

Diesel-only capability for greater versatility

Electronically controlled, fully automated operation

Economical installation

Reduced engine wear

Additional Products

Low Emission Idle (LEI) - Bank idling system for GM-EMD and GE-FDL engines
LEI is a linkage system which mounts to an existing EMD or GE-FDL engine that allows the engine to operate on one bank at a time. This substantially reduces excessive smoke that can occur during low load conditions. A low cost way of improving visible emissions around the switch yard, port, or high traffic locations. (For more information see LEI page).


Fuel Storage Systems
Tender car or Fuel car for locomotive applications can be for LNG or CNG types of gas storage. Tender page




LEI diagram

Low Emission Idle (LEI) bank idling system


Electronic Engine Control systems-
Energy Conversions' patented electronic controls are an essential component to all of ECI's conversions systems. Now you can employ ECI's technology to monitor and adjust your engines vital operations.
Perform such tasks as electronic valve sequencing, pressure and temperature monitoring, emissions analysis, air balance, data acquisition and fault history, as well as special tasks such as skip cylinder firing. Proprietary software allows the operator to view and adjust functions through an easy to use on site interface or remote laptop computer. ECI will customize your electronic system to fit your specific engine requirements. Contact ECI for more details.

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ECU

ECI's innovative control and monitoring technologies


Services

Energy Conversions Inc., and its subsidiary group Commercial Sales Inc., also offers research & development testing and consulting services at their state-of-the-art facilities in Tacoma. Our qualified personnel have over 15 years of experience in the development of natural gas engines, and over 30 years in the marine and industrial diesel equipment business. We enjoy our work and welcome collaboration with others on new development projects. Our personable staff, combined this with top notch facilities and a genuine desire to excel makes Energy Conversions Inc. an ideal member for your development team.

Facilities

    • EMD 645, 8-cylinder turbo charged test cell, complete with electronic monitoring and data acquisition .
    • Fully functional EMD 710 16-cylinder turbocharged test engine.
    • Natural gas supply line and compressor plumbed to operational engines.
    • Numerous other smaller engine models and makes, both conventional and natural gas capable.
    • Soundproof electronic control lab with umbilical links to the engines providing accurate electronic data acquisition, real-time functions adjustment, and convenient access to the units during operation.
    • Emissions analyzing equipment for monitoring chemical makeup of exhaust.
    • Fully outfitted machine shop for manufacturing and prototype development.
    • Convenient and quick access to the Port of Tacoma, locomotive rebuild centers and shipyard.

Special Projects

Energy Conversions Inc. is not limited to the product line listed here. We continually accept new challenges for special projects specific to customers engine makes, models, and applications. Feel free to contact us with any particular questions you may have.

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  • ENERGY CONVERSIONS INC.
    6411 Pacific Hwy. East,
    Tacoma, WA 98424-1587
    USA
    (253) 922-6670, FAX (253) 922-2258

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EMD 710

16 cylinder 710 test cell at ECI facilities in Tacoma


Personable & knowledgeable staff

State-of-the-art facilities

20 years experience in natural gas engine development

40 years in large industrial equipment sales and service