CCC has completed modifications to their very popular EGC 2 and EGC 4 electronic carburetors to provide a version specifically created for turbo charged natural gas engines.
“We are very excited to be able to offer an electronic carburetor for almost all gas engines, both naturally aspirated and now turbo charged engines, up to almost 500hp per carburetor. Dual bank engines can be accommodated up to almost 1000hp,” said Ross Fisher, president of
Continental Controls Corporation.
The EGC 2 and EGC 4 products are used in one of two ways. Firstly, they are used to control a natural gas engine in the ‘rich burn’ mode. The EGC 2 and EGC 4 can provide improved mixing over a traditional carburetor, while integrating very precise air to fuel ratio control. When used in conjunction with a catalytic converter, extremely low emissions can be achieved and maintained.
Secondly, the EGC 2 and EGC 4 products are used to control a natural gas engine in the ‘lean burn’ mode. In all but the most restrictive airboard in the US, the electronic carburetor can control a natural gas engine in a
lean burn mode and meet EPA-based emission requirements, without the addition of a catalytic converter. This can offer several advantages over running in a rich burn mode,
such as better fuel economy, lower exhaust temperatures, extended engine life and reduced maintenance.
The electronic carburetors, EGC 2 and EGC 4, have now been installed on hundreds of gas engines, including each of the following:
- GM 5.7l
- GM 454
- GM 8.1l
- Cummins G855
- Cummins G12
- Cummins GTA 5.9
- Cummins GTA 8.3
- Cummins GTA 855
- Caterpillar G3306NA
- Caterpillar G3408TA
- Minneapolis Moline