New engines on display at EP Barrus stand
Barrus pioneered the innovative Post Immersion Restart System in the late 1970s for the RNLI and the armed services which enabled an engine to be rapidly restarted after being submerged. Now two new versions of PIRS, GEN 2 FAST PIRS have been developed by the company's special products team and will be shown for the first time at Seawork.
GEN 2 FAST PIRS
Similar to previous FAST PIRS versions, GEN 2 FAST PIRS drains the fuel system, but instead of using a single lever to control the system, all valves are operated independently to allow fine adjustment. This latest evolution has proved to be more reliable as the cylinder head valve design is more durable and cost-effective to produce and is fail-safe in operation.
CAPSIZE PIRS - FOUR-STROKE
With the combination of environmental concern, the durability of two-stroke engines and customer demand, Barrus launched the four-stroke PIRS® project in 2015 and has now developed a patented system for Mercury and Mariner four-stroke engines.
Capsize PIRS is fully automatic and integrated within the engine’s electronic control unit. The system ensures no water can enter the internals of the engine and is operated without removing the engine cover, as, unlike a two-stroke engine, this can contaminate the oil and can cause serious component failure.
NEW MERCURY DIESEL 6.7L
The latest Mercury diesel 6.7L, I-6 commercial diesel will also be showcased for the first time at Seawork. This mechanically, fuel injected diesel engine sets a new benchmark for durability and reliability. The engine has several power options from 180hp (132kW) to 280hp (206 kW), with the focus on simple design features.
The engine block is manufactured from a high strength casting and the crankshaft is forged from a high strength steel alloy. Both feature large bearing surfaces.
“Mercury’s new mid-range diesel engines provide us with opportunities in the light-duty commercial sector with applications for fast catamarans and pursuit craft, fishing vessels and workboats in addition to single and twin installations in pleasure boats," commented Robert Plant, general manager for the marine diesel division.
EP Barrus will be on stand G15.
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