Driving energy evolution through alternative fuels and hydrogen.
Replacing fossil fuels with lower or zero carbon alternative fuels such as biodiesel, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or LNG (Liquid Natural Gas), and hydrogen to help meet emission reduction targets is one of the key goals for the construction and mining industry. A leader in the design and manufacture of products and systems that convey and utilize CNG and LPG, Parker is a natural for natural gas. Our proven, multi-technology subsystems and components in fluid management, motion and fluid control, filtration, and temperature control provide both biodiesel and natural gas solutions that offer faster development, improved service life, reduced risk, and greater value. Parker also has over 50 years of experience with hydrogen, which will become increasingly important in achieving the decarbonization of the construction and mining industry, especially in areas that batteries cannot fully accommodate. Discover at bauma how Parker is spearheading the push to reduce carbon emissions with its latest range of certified solutions that facilitate the use of alternative fuels and the hydrogen ecosystem, from creation to storage and distribution and on to implementation.
For decades, diesel-powered ICEs have been the go-to power train for construction and mining. The drive towards an emission-free future is one of the key goals for the industry and alternatively fueled drivetrains, like methane-powered engines, are one of the ways helping to achieve this. Although diesel is efficient and relatively economical, it is a high carbon-emitting fuel and compounds a worldwide pollution problem. Natural gas like methane is cleaner, more economical, runs quieter, and is less toxic. Parker can provide many proven components, such as pressure-reducing fuel regulation modules and CNG hoses, to help OEM and designers create solutions that facilitate the change to cleaner power plants, like methane-powered engines.
ICE Conversion: Diesel to Biodiesel
With the ever-increasing need for cleaner, renewable fuels that not only protect the environment but can also be used in largely unconverted, conventional diesel engines, biodiesel stands out as one of the most available and cost-effective options around.
Biodiesel has many pros but one of its main cons is a tendency to clog filters. Parker can fully support any transition to biodiesel with a robust filtration solution that uses validated products for fuel, lube, and crankcase filtration designed to tackle the harsh filtration requirements related to biodiesel.
On its journey towards a zero-emission industry, construction has accelerated its transition from dependency on fossil fuels to alternatively fueled systems, with hydrogen playing a critical role. With over 50 years of experience in the hydrogen arena, Parker is well placed to help enable the engineering breakthroughs and innovations required for tomorrow’s hydrogen-operated vehicles. Our product portfolio for hydrogen-based systems includes many critical and time-proven components for use in H2-powered platforms, including A and O-Lok fittings, hoses, H2 compatible autoclave, sensors, and humidifiers, along with hydrogen and cathode air filters. All will be exhibited at bauma.
To achieve consistent performance and long life of electrically driven construction and mining equipment, reliable and effective thermal management and battery cooling are essential. Batteries of the size required in large vehicle platforms take a lot of cooling and Parker has a long experience and valuable expertise in thermal management technology. The tough conditions the industry operates in demand extremely reliable and efficient vehicle concepts, in accordance with climate-friendly concepts. Parker's lightweight, leakage-free and reliable products are adapted to do this. Alongside our fluid cooler series, optimized for construction and mining equipment, Parker is able to supply complementary compact, lightweight, quick couplers and hoses - all from one supplier.