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Genie Offers New Positive Air Shutdown System


The Genie positive air shutdown system.

Genie booms and telehandlers are now available from the factory “rental-ready,” for industries and applications requiring positive air shutdown, including uses on oil and gas, mining, and indoor factory job sites. To prevent diesel engine runaway in sensitive work environments, the product meets the jobsite requirements and global environmental standards.

“This new safe-use solution is designed specifically for Genie booms and telehandlers equipped with Tier 4F Deutz diesel engines,” Sean Larin, product manager, said in a press release, “simplifying operation and service to help our customers maximize rental uptime and increase their rental return on invested capital (rROIC).”

According to Larin, the positive air shutdown systems are engineered to completely stop a diesel engine if it begins to experience a runaway incident.

“This scenario occurs when combustible gas, dust or vapor is sucked into a diesel engine’s air intake,” he said, “causing the engine RPM to speed out of control. In sensitive environments like oil refineries, diesel engine runaway may result in engine and other damage.”

The new system comes with a plug-and-play CAN bus controller to monitor the engine’s standard RPM sensors, a sealed butterfly valve, and a long-life motor. The air shutdown system is now available as a factory-installed option and in the future as a Genie aftermarket parts kit.

Source: Genie

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