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Tenneco Showcases Clean Air Technologies Designed To Meet And Exceed Euro VI Emissions Requirements

September 23, 2014

Hanover, Germany. September 23, 2014 – Tenneco is showcasing its full suite of commercial vehicle clean air technologies designed for Euro VI emissions regulations during the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Hall 16, Stand C10, in Hanover, Germany, September 25 - October 2, 2014. At the show, the company is demonstrating how its range of diesel aftertreatment technologies, combined with full systems integration expertise and advanced thermal management technologies, including waste heat recovery technologies, can deliver reduced fuel consumption, weight reduction and operating benefits in addition to meeting Euro VI compliance targets.

“Tenneco’s clean air solutions have been designed to go beyond Euro VI requirements to deliver optimized system performance that deliver consistent in-use compliance and reduced fuel consumption through the use of advanced technology,” said Ben Patel, vice president, global research & development and systems integration, Tenneco Clean Air Division.  “In addition to meeting Euro VI emissions requirements, there is growing demand for robust aftertreatment systems that are compliant under real world driving cycles and also help deliver improved overall fuel economy.”

Euro VI regulations increase the focus on criteria pollutants, tighter certification cycles, and require consistent compliance in real-world driving conditions, all of which demand a more robust, system-oriented approach to aftertreatment. Tenneco’s Euro VI solutions begin with proven aftertreatment components including its diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) technologies and Tenneco’s proprietary liquid urea SCR system, XNOx™ , with advanced spray quality which helps optimize SCR conversion efficiency.

Tenneco’s full systems integration capabilities support enhanced fuel economy and aftertreatment performance through weight reduction, optimized thermal management and efficient system design.  Tenneco’s proprietary compact mixing technologies deliver high ammonia uniformity to the SCR catalyst while reducing packaging space requirements and overall system weight.  Modular fabricated manifolds offer significant benefits in weight and packaging compared with traditional cast manifolds, and air gap pipe provides thermal advantages for faster catalyst light off and low temperature SCR applications.

Additional fuel efficiency can be attained through recovering and recycling the exhaust system’s waste heat.    Tenneco is developing several waste heat recovery solutions, including – waste heat recovery products which can be integrated into Rankine Cycle systems, which have the potential to reduce vehicle operating expenses by helping improve fuel economy.

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is a global leader in commercial vehicle aftertreatment technologies and systems. Its clean air global engineering centers in Edenkoben, Germany; Grass Lake, Michigan, USA and Kunshan, China support the design, testing and development of advanced systems for commercial vehicle, locomotive, marine and stationary engine customers throughout the world. Tenneco operates 62 clean air manufacturing facilities throughout the world, including 20 in Europe, 24 in Asia Pacific and 14 in North America.

About Tenneco

Tenneco is a $8 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 26,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx™ and Clevite®Elastomer.


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