New "D" parking bay surcharge in London for Diesel owners

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Re: New "D" parking bay surcharge in London for Diesel owners

Post by DaveBerlin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:28 pm

New car sales decline continues into 2018 as diesel registrations collapse by a massive 26% on last year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/a ... el-26.html

This Twintech System was posted on last year and now decisions have to be made here due to sanctions and time limits set by the EU. This Twintech System has been thoroughly tested in a Lab and on a Road Test and the HJS System is also now being discussed more Higher Up in Government Circles and is being highlighted as a Hardware Modification that works (at a cost) instead of the cheaper Software options favoured by VW, Daimler, Audi etc…. The attached might be of interest - Dave ;)

On 21 February 2017, Stuttgart became the first German city to prohibit, with effect from 2018, access by diesel vehicles that do not meet the emission limits of the EURO 6 standard. In so doing, Stuttgart also got the ball rolling for many other large German cities. In order to meet the EURO 6 standard, diesel vehicles must lower their NOx emissions to below 0.08 g/km. Vehicles that do not meet at least the EURO 6 standard are at risk of losing considerable value.

Here are some new up to date facts from the Baumont Group :

Twintech this website has been updated : http://solutions.baumot.de/en/products/bnox-scr-system/

HJS's proven SMF (Sintered Metal Filter) technology with passive regeneration is used to break down the soot that collects in the SMF®. The oxidation catalytic converter installed upstream converts the nitrogen oxide (NO) in the exhaust gases to nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The particulate filter then uses this nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to continuously oxidise and burn off the particulate matter residues (PM or soot oxidation).
The SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system installed downstream now plays its part in reducing the level of nitrogen oxides (NOx). The urea-based additive (a reduction agent) carried on board and known by the brand name AdBlue® is admixed to the exhaust gases after the diesel particulate filter (SMF®). This reduction agent is thermally and catalytically converted to ammonia (NH3). This ammonia is then used – in combination with the SCR catalytic converter – to convert the nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the harmless substances nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O). In this way the SCR unit reduces the diesel engine's emissions of nitrogen oxides – which pollute the environment and damage people's health – by up to 90 per cent. Together with the HJS particulate filter, the SCR system reduces almost all pollutants in the diesel exhaust gases (SCRT® = DPF + SCR system).

There is a very good video with a System explanation (inc English) :
http://www.hjs.com/retrofit/products/scrt-systems.html
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Re: New "D" parking bay surcharge in London for Diesel owners

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:50 pm

Hopefully this is not getting too boring on the Diesel subject. But here it looks like more pressure is being applied for "Hardware" conversions and I have just read up on another Co. that is also converting London Buses. It costs but if it works it could be a plus if the manufacturers do not agree to paying the costs - Dave :)

Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, has been selected as one of the suppliers within Transport for London’s framework agreement to retrofit 5,800 London buses. Faurecia is the only supplier selected that can offer the superior Amminex technology that can remove up to 99% of NOx emissions. This announcement follows an earlier one concerning 20 000 buses in Seoul, Korea that will be retrofitted with the Amminex technology.

https://newsroom.faurecia.com/news/faur ... 65a29.html
http://www.faurecia.com/en/about-us/fau ... n-mobility
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Re: New "D" parking bay surcharge in London for Diesel owners

Post by tophat57 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:52 pm

Interesting information Dave, but I'd question the technology here. Whilst it may give a reduction in NOx emissions, there can be a resulting increase in SO3 (sulphur trioxide) / SO2 (sulphur dioxide), neither of which are really any better for the environment / people.

Sulfur trioxide is the chemical compound with the formula SO3. In the gaseous form, this species is a significant pollutant, being the primary agent in acid rain.

Sulfur dioxide is the chemical compound with the formula SO2. It is a toxic gas with a pungent, irritating smell.

I'm sure that these companies and manufacturers have assessed this as a risk. But in the light of VW and then later Ford and others I'm sure, who can you really trust on emissions figures anymore.

Shouldn't we just accept that NO fossil fuelled vehicle is going ever going to be clean enough, and realise that the only solution is to get rid of them. The only problem with that is that there is no real tangible alternative available. Electric is no better, especially when you consider the source of almost all electricity at this point. And hydrogen just doesn't have the fuelling infrastructure either.

And after the UK government has spent so much time and effort to get us into diesels with reduced fuel costs at the start that have crept higher and higher over time, it's not really a surprise that the cycle will start again.
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