CALGARY, Alberta (June 13, 2006) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today the production launch of the KTA38GC gas compression driver and a new KTA19GC 1200 rpm rating for the oil and gas market. The new KTA38GC is the next step on the horsepower ladder for Cummins in the gas compression market, while the 1200-rpm KTA19GC provides additional application opportunities for Cummins highly successful 19-liter engine.
Cummins KTA38GC features ratings from 710 to 850 hp ranges in a Simple Lean-Burn (SLB) configuration and ratings from 635 to 760 hp in a catalyst configuration. The SLB configuration is a 2-gram NOx-output-capable engine that provides great performance and clean engine-out emissions. The 38-liter V12 KTA38GC is designed for wellhead gathering and related gas compression applications. The engine utilizes many of the same extremely durable internal components such as the block, crankshaft, camshaft and connecting rods used in Cummins proven K38 diesel engine. This parts commonality provides a distinct advantage for the operator in terms of the proven reliability and long life of the components, familiar servicing and parts availability.
Reliability and serviceability of the KTA38GC are further enhanced through the use of non-wastegated turbochargers, Cummins air/fuel ratio control, and 4-valve cylinder heads designed to provide rapid and highly accurate valve adjustment capability.
The 1200-rpm rating for KTA19GC, Cummins 19-liter displacement, rich-burn engine designed for wellhead gathering and related gas compression applications, is available in a catalyst configuration and also offers a shielded CSA ignition as an option.
The KTA19GC produces 265 hp and 1160 lb-ft of torque at 1200 rpm and brings a new power option to the oil and gas markets - a power option based on 20 years of proven KTA19 durability.
"Since 2001, Cummins has built upon a series of engines designed to provide outstanding value and technology backed by terrific customer support for the oil and gas market," said Mark Levett, Vice President and General Manager of Cummins High Horsepower Engine Business. "We've continued to invest in proven products, proven technology, people and infrastructure to serve our customers better than anyone else.
"By taking into account the needs of customers, incorporating those needs into our highly reliable products and backing the products with an industry-leading service support network, we continue to gain the respect of the industry and more of our customers' business," he added.
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 $550 million on sales of $9.9 billion in 2005.