A key milestone has been reached in a seemingly ground-breaking environmental transport programme led by Dearman Engine Company working with venture engineering specialist Productiv, with the delivery of a prototype of an innovatively-designed liquid nitrogen (LiN) pump.
The £15 million CEMZEP programme – standing for ‘Cryogenic Engines for Mobile Zero Emission Power’ – is supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre and is developing zero emission technology to replace the inefficient diesel engines used for refrigeration in commercial food transport vehicles. This will play a major role in reducing the environmental impact of these vehicles on the world’s roads and particularly in cities, suggests the group.
Dearman’s initial design for the LiN pump for the engine has gone through Productiv’s own “Production Oriented Prototyping” process, which aims to optimise the design for cost, manufacture and assembly.
The pump will now be connected to the LiN cryogenic tank manufactured by Wessington, another project partner, for validation and testing.
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