Cummins X15 marine engine gains new type approvals

Written by Marine Log Staff
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Cummins X-15 marine engine now has type approvals from leading classification societies

Columbus, Ind., headquartered Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) reports that its new X15 marine engine. now has type approvals from classification societies ABS, BV, RINA and DNV.

The classed X15 engine will be in full production in late 2022. Initially released for the marine segment in late 2018, the X15 engine has been more than 15 years in the making within the industrial market. The X15 includes complete engine protection capabilities, fuel sensor, gear pressure, and temperature monitoring as well as digital start/stop functionality.

With a power range of 450 horsepower – 600 horsepower (336 – 447 kW) and a weight of 3,800 lb (1,724 kg) it is claimed to offer the highest power density for continuous applications in its category, Constant-speed auxiliary ratings are available at 50 Hz or 60 Hz with 507 horsepower (373 kW) with the option to pair with an alternator or Stamford AvK offering.

“Classification society certifications are integral to the safety of the commercial marine industry,” says Eric Marini, global marine product planning and management leader at Cummins. “As part of our continued investment in the marine market, the X15 is typed approved under the strictest validation test to meet the safety requirements from class societies. Our team is very proud to bring to market this newly classed X15 engine.”

Since its initial release, the X15 has utilized Cummins’ XPI fuel system product, resulting in an efficient fuel burn for clean emissions and optimized fuel economy and ensuring compliance with IMO Tier 2 and EPA Tier 3 emissions standards. It is now available to pair with Cummins’ PrevenTech Marine solution – an integrated digital solution for end-to-end equipment health management to boost uptime, reduce costs, and ensure peace of mind, safety and planning.

The X15 marine engine is available with a base warranty of 24 months or 8,000 hours for heavy-duty applications and 24 months or unlimited hours for continuous duty. It is also backed by Cummins’ extensive network of over 9,000 service and dealer locations around the globe.

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