LAFAYETTE, La (October 23, 2007) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced the release of the KTA19GCSLB gas compression driver for the oil and gas market. The new KTA19GCSLB is Cummins latest response to the Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) recent regulation for stationary spark-ignited engines.


Building on the successful performance of Cummins KTA19GC engine, the new KTA19GCSLB will be certified to meet the 2008 NSPS regulation of 2.0-gr/hp-hr NOx, 4.0-gr/hp-hr CO and 1.0-gr/hp-hr Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC). The KTA19GCSLB engine is rated at 420 hp (313 kw) at 1800 rpm and is designed for gathering and related gas compression applications. The engine is equipped with an electronic ignition, governor and air fuel ratio controller, and utilizes many of the same heavy-duty internal components such as the block, crankshaft and connecting rods used in Cummins diesel engines.


"As the leader in engine emissions technology, Cummins is focused on delivering the appropriate level of technology to meet the changing emissions standards," said Mark Levett, Vice President and General Manager of Cummins High-Horsepower Engine Business. "We are proud of the success we have had in the compression market and will continue to invest in the right products, technology, people and infrastructure to serve our customers better than anyone else.


"With the new emissions regulations, the requirements of our oil and gas customers are changing, but the requirement for a reliable and durable engine remains unchanged. Cummins continues to improve and develop new products, provide outstanding value in customer support and earn the business of new customers," added Levett.


Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $715 million on sales of $11.4 billion in 2006.