BorgWarner introduces 4 new EGR coolers for commercial vehicle applications

  • Four new designs cover a wide range of engine sizes
  • Enhance coolant distribution and provide high robustness against thermal fatigue
  • Help commercial vehicles with natural gas engines meet emissions regulations

Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 1, 2017 – To support commercial vehicle manufacturers in meeting current and future emissions regulations, BorgWarner has developed an economical new series of multi-platform exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers featuring a compact floating core. Unlike conventional solutions which must be specifically designed for each application, the company’s modular cooler family includes four highly adaptable standard designs for maximum flexibility covering a wide range of engine sizes from 2.0- to 16.0-liter displacement. The new EGR solution offers high robustness against thermal fatigue and enhanced coolant distribution for durable performance even with minimum coolant flow, while reducing NOX emissions.

“With lower production volumes and high durability requirements, the commercial vehicle segment needs an EGR solution that provides outstanding performance and reduces complexity at the same time,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions & Thermal Systems. “Offering high flexibility and durability, our newly developed EGR coolers have already piqued the interest of several manufacturers that see the potential for a cost-effective solution to help meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations.”

Featuring hybrid tube heat transfer technology and a floating inner core, BorgWarner’s EGR coolers are designed to resist high levels of thermal load. In addition, the system provides enhanced coolant distribution, which enables durable performance even with minimum coolant flow. BorgWarner integrated a thermomechanical damper into the design to facilitate complete decoupling of the shell and inner core components to absorb longitudinal and angular differences for improved durability. The damper also provides some initial extra cooling for the inlet gas to reduce thermal shock and allows better gas distribution to the tubes to resist thermal fatigue. In addition, cooling the damper and inlet gas box reduces the overall temperatures achieved, which in turn significantly lowers thermal stress. When the system is operated at an exhaust gas temperature of 1,562°F (850°C), the inlet gas box temperature is kept below 392°F (200°C), compared to more than 1,292°F (700°C) without cooling. The advanced design also minimizes the effect of the engine transients over the EGR cooler’s durability. The four new coolers allow the standardization of most of the components from one application to another, with the exception of the housing and the mounting fixtures, resulting in maximum adaptability for robust, tailor-made solutions and high cost-efficiency.

Via: BorgWarner Press Release

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BorgWarner Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Sevcon

Auburn Hills, Michigan – BorgWarner announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sevcon, Inc., a global player in electrification technologies. Sevcon complements BorgWarner’s power electronics capabilities utilized to provide electrified propulsion solutions.

“This acquisition supports our existing strategy to supply leading technology for all types of propulsion systems; combustion, hybrid and electric,” said James Verrier, President and CEO of BorgWarner. “We look forward to welcoming Sevcon’s talented employees to BorgWarner.”

The completion of the transaction is subject to certain terms and conditions, including the approval of Sevcon’s stockholders and receipt of required competition law approval.  The expected enterprise value of the transaction at closing is approximately $200 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions.

About Sevcon

Sevcon is a global supplier of control and power solutions for zero-emission, electric and hybrid vehicles. Its products control on- and off-road vehicle speed and movement, integrate specialized functions, optimize energy consumption and help reduce air pollution. Sevcon’s Bassi Division produces battery chargers for electric vehicles; power management and uninterrupted power source systems for industrial, medical and telecom applications; and electronic instrumentation for battery laboratories. The company supplies customers from its operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China and the Asia Pacific region, as well as through an international dealer network. Learn more about Sevcon at www.sevcon.com.

Via: BorgWarner Press Release

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BorgWarner’s Compact Wastegate Turbocharger Boosts Latest 1.0-liter Gasoline Engine from Honda

BorgWarner Turbocharger

  • BorgWarner’s most compact turbocharger for 1.0-liter engines
  • Boosts performance, improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions
  • Delivers quick response with low noise, vibration and harshness as well as an excellent power density

Auburn Hills, Michigan, July 11, 2017  BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, delivers its proven wastegate turbocharger for Honda’s new three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline direct-injected engine, initially available for the Civic in Asia and Europe. BorgWarner’s compact turbocharger improves engine efficiency and boosts performance, helping achieve an outstanding power output of 95 kW (127 HP) with quick engine response.

“Designed for powerful, downsized engines, BorgWarner’s wastegate turbocharger combines high power density and excellent response in an extremely compact package,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “BorgWarner’s first global development with Honda reflects our strong reputation as a leading supplier of advanced turbocharging technologies and supports our growth in Asia and around the world.”

BorgWarner’s reliable B01 turbocharger features a compact, robust design with low noise, vibration and harshness and facilitates the use of low viscosity oil. Its advanced materials withstand exhaust temperatures up to 950 degrees Celsius and rotational speeds of up to 285,000 rpm. Fitted with an electrically actuated wastegate for highly accurate control to prevent charge pressure at high engine power, BorgWarner’s turbocharger delivers powerful and efficient performance. In addition, it improves fuel economy while providing excellent torque characteristics over the entire engine speed range. The low-inertia turbine wheel allows a wider performance range while optimized harnessing of exhaust gas pulsation offers fast response at low engine speeds. In addition, the rapid activation of the catalytic converter during cold starts significantly reduces emissions.

Via: BorgWarner