B Gas Plus (Euro 5)

Overview

B Gas Plus (Euro 5)
Natural Gas Engines For Truck And Bus.

The B Gas Plus, a 5.9-liter six-cylinder natural gas engine builds on the rugged, reliable design of Cummins diesel engines, particularly the venerable Cummins B Series, one of the most successful engine designs ever built. The Cummins B Gas Plus engine is a six-cylinder natural gas engine that delivers robust power from 195 to 230 hp with ultra-low emissions and proven reliability. It features drive-by-wire and enhanced controls, plus full electronics, while providing excellent torque, high fuel efficiency and uncompromising performance, with excellent ratings for both truck and bus applications.

The B Gas Plus is ideal for shuttles, buses, local pickup and delivery trucks, step vans, yard spotters, street sweepers and other medium-duty applications.  Worldwide, more than 4,000 engines are in service.  It is designed to operate on compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) natural gas.

Easier maintenance and longer service with extreme reliability and durability come standard with every B Gas Plus. Its features include a programmable Electronic Control Module (ECM) that sets engine operating parameters.

The Cummins B Gas Plus meets U.S. EPA and CARB 2007 standards and Euro V. As of January 1, 2010, the B Gas Plus engine will continue to be sold in Euro regulated markets, however it is no longer available for purchase in North America where new EPA regulations came into effect January 1, 2010.  Cummins continues to support all B Gas Plus engines for warranty, service, and parts availability as required. For assistance, or more information about the B Gas Plus contact your Cummins distributor or Cummins service provider.

Specifications

The design of the natural gas B Gas Plus begins with a block, crankshaft and other major components from the proven Cummins 5.9-liter B Series diesel engine. We add a sophisticated closed-loop lean-burn electronic ignition control system to create an EPA-certified, low-emissions, low-NOx, highly efficient and durable power plant that is the cleanest internal combustion engine in its class - and an extremely cost-effective solution to meet ultra-low emissions standards.

The B Gas Plus is designed for either compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) natural gas vehicles and instantly adjusts to variable fuel qualities, thereby reducing performance loss, increasing reliability and uptime, with lower maintenance costs. And its noticeably quieter operation - and 50% quieter when idling - is a big hit with both drivers and passengers.

The B Gas Plus engine is an excellent choice for 20,000- to 30,000-lb GCW/GVW short-haul applications such as pickup and delivery vehicles, shuttle buses and on/off-highway applications such as refuse trucks and dump trucks. The engine's broad power band provides excellent performance when matched to various manual and automatic transmissions. Every time.

Specifications.
Advertised Horsepower 195-230 hp 145-172 kW
Peak Torque 420-500 lb-ft 570-678 N•m
Governed Speed 2800 rpm  
Clutch Engagement Torque 285 lb-ft 386 N•m
Number of Cylinders 6  
Bore and Stroke 4.02 in x 4.72 in 102 mm x 120 mm
Engine Displacement 359 cu in 5.9 liters
Compression Ratio 10.5:1  
Operating Cycles 4  
Oil System Capacity 4.0 U.S. gal 15.0 liters
Coolant Capacity 10.5 U.S. qt 9.9 liters
Length 40.0 in 1016 mm
Width 31.9 in 809 mm
Height 33.7 in 856 mm
Net Weight w/std Accessories, Dry 1,018 lb 462 kg
Emissions   Meets US EPA  2007 and Euro V
Fuel Type CNG/LNG Methane number 65 or greater

Specifications may change without notice. Illustrations may include optional equipment.

As of January 1, 2010, the B Gas Plus engine will continue to be sold in Euro regulated markets, however it is no longer available for purchase in North America where new EPA regulations came into effect January 1, 2010. Cummins continues to support all B Gas Plus engines for warranty, service, and parts availability as required. For assistance, or more information about the B Gas Plus contact your Cummins distributor or Cummins service provider.

Engine Finder Specifications

Markets
Natural Gas
Certification Level Euro 5
Power 195 - 230 hp / 145 - 172 kW
Torque 420 - 500 lb-ft / 569 - 678 N•m

Ratings

Engine Model Advertised hp (kW) @ rpm Peak Torque lb-ft (N•m) @ rpm Governed Speed @ rpm
BG-230 230 (172) @ 2800 500 (678) @ 1600 2800
BG-200 200 (149) @ 2800 465 (630) @ 1600 2800
BG-195 195 (145) @ 2800 420 (569) @ 1600 2800

For more information, call your Cummins distributor.

As of January 1, 2010, the B Gas Plus engine will continue to be sold in Euro regulated markets, however it is no longer available for purchase in North America where new EPA regulations came into effect January 1, 2010. Cummins continues to support all B Gas Plus engines for warranty, service, and parts availability as required. For assistance, or more information about the B Gas Plus contact your Cummins distributor or Cummins service provider.

Features

  • The B Gas Plus features main components - and a proven block - that is shared with the universally proven Cummins ISB diesel engine, providing exceptional reliability and durability. Life-to-rebuild and ease of rebuildability are the same as diesel.

    Its "Plus" technology includes a complete engine protection system that is controlled by the same ECM as the Cummins ISB. Its wide fuel tolerance - down to methane number 65 - increases uptime worldwide. And uptime is essential to any ongoing transit or refuse operation. Every day.

  • Air/Fuel Regulation - Cummins closed-loop electronic control system based on Cummins CM556 ECM. Sensors for various engine parameters, exhaust backpressure, intake manifold temperature, fuel inlet pressure, knock detection, air-fuel ratio and fuel mass flow. Electronically controlled wastegated turbocharger.
  • Air Intake System - Charge air cooling is utilized to reduce emissions by lowering intake manifold air pressures.
  • Accessory Belt Drive System - Self-tensioning serpentine polyvee belt accessory drive system for water pump, engine-mounted fan hub and most alternators. Gear-driven air compressor with provision for gear-driven hydraulic pump.
  • Catalyst - Required for all models. Engine is certified to U.S. EPA 2007 and Euro V.
  • Control System/Electronics - Features full drive-by-wire, enhanced controls and full electronics. The ECM monitors engine sensors, controls fuel and ignition systems, sets engine parameters and provides state-of-the-art data links and the ability to interface with Cummins INSITE™ and QuickCheck diagnostic service tools for fast troubleshooting. In addition, the ECM allows engine performance to be tailored to fit the vehicle mission.
  • Electronic features include:

    • Road speed governing
    • Accelerator interlock
    • SAE J1587/J1939 data links
    • PTO control
    • Cruise control
    • Engine protection system
  • Crankshaft - Induction-hardened forged-steel crankshaft provides maximum strength and multiple regrind capability for long-term cost savings. Crankshaft is supported by seven main bearings for optimum durability.
  • Cylinder Block - Full-skirted block increases rigidity and strength. The design provides superior durability, as well as superior piston ring and bearing life.
  • Fuel Tolerance - Designed for compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) natural gas vehicles. Its wide fuel tolerance - down to methane number 65 - increases uptime worldwide.
  • Parts Simplicity - Enables most engine service and repair operations with common tools.
  • Pistons - For extended piston and ring life, a Ni-Resist insert is cast into the aluminum piston and carries the top piston ring.
  • Turbocharger - Holset turbocharger with watercooled bearing housing and electronically controlled wastegate provides improved response and performance without sacrificing durability.

 As of January 1, 2010, the B Gas Plus engine will continue to be sold in Euro regulated markets, however it is no longer available for purchase in North America where new EPA regulations came into effect January 1, 2010. Cummins continues to support all B Gas Plus engines for warranty, service, and parts availability as required. For assistance, or more information about the B Gas Plus contact your Cummins distributor or Cummins service provider.

Maintenance

Building on the rugged design of the world-famous Cummins B Series diesel engines, the B Gas Plus shares its main components, including the state-of-the-art Electronic Control Module (ECM), with its Cummins diesel counterpart. In fact, the two engines share base engine platforms and have many parts in common, which serves to increase parts availability for both repairs and rebuilds.

The ECM of the B Gas Plus offers programmable features to set engine parameters and is compatible with the Cummins INSITE™ and QuickCheck diagnostic service tools for fast and easy troubleshooting and repairs.

For complete maintenance information, please consult your Owner's Manual or Operations and Maintenance Manual.

Extensive Customer Support
The total solution combines fuel availability, government programs and funding, plus additional resources to make natural gas power a viable alternative.

Local service, as well as parts availability, is available at any authorized Cummins facility. Cummins global network includes 550 company-owned and independent distributors with more than 5,500 parts and service locations in 160 countries. Cummins distributors provide training, maintenance schedules, warranty information and product-training support worldwide. On every continent.

As of January 1, 2010, the B Gas Plus engine will continue to be sold in Euro regulated markets, however it is no longer available for purchase in North America where new EPA regulations came into effect January 1, 2010. Cummins continues to support all B Gas Plus engines for warranty, service, and parts availability as required. For assistance, or more information about the B Gas Plus contact your Cummins distributor or Cummins service provider.

Brochures Available

Title Bulletin Number Request View  
B Gas Plus Engine Brochure - A4 Format 4971437 View  Download
Cummins Natural Gas Parts Brochure 2878880 Request View  Download