Do you know what
emission standards are?
Ensuring the quality of the air we breathe has gained great importance all over the world, and Europe is no exception. That’s why since years ago, the European Union has established limits on the emission of gas and polluting particles. In 2016, the European Parliament and European Council hardened restrictions on internal combustion engines installed inside non-road mobile machinery amongst which generator sets are included.
At present, the legislation is increasingly more restrictive regarding polluting emissions, and greatly limits the harmful substances originating from engines which operate on fossil fuel. These substances include nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon oxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), particulate matter (PM) and control of the particle number (PN). The European Non-Road Mobile Machinery Directive (NRMM) 2016/1628/CE or Stage V norms, came into effect the 1st of January 2019 abolishing the regulations which up until that point had regulated the emissions emitted by industrial machinery.
The new regulations affect all power ratings and all mobile and industrial equipment operating with compression or spark ignition engines in non-stationary applications. It’s important to note though, that emergency generator sets installed in a stationary manner are not included in the regulations’ field of application.