Customers’ Cost of Ownership
Caterpillar has used Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB) technology for oil and gas applications since 2013. The innovation lowers fuel cost while maintaining diesel power and transient performance by allowing engines to run on both diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Now, mining customers can also benefit from the technology using a DGB retrofit kit for the Cat® 785C. This retrofit kit offers a peak substitution of up to 85 percent of diesel with natural gas and delivers the same performance, reliability and payload as a diesel truck. This allows our customers to realize a 20 to 40 percent savings on fuel costs, which, for a large mine, can represent millions of dollars in savings each year.
“Mining customers are realizing significantly lower fuel costs by using Cat Dynamic Gas Blending (DGB) systems to substitute natural gas for diesel.”