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Federal-Mogul develops brushless fuel pump

ABR Staff Writer Published 28 June 2011

Federal-Mogul, a supplier of powertrain and safety technologies, has developed an electrical brushless diesel fuel pump technology for on- and off-highway engines with improved durability to help heavy-duty vehicles work longer.

The electrical brushless fuel pumps were developed at the company's Logansport, Indiana technical center and are produced at its fuel delivery products manufacturing facility in Logansport in the US.

The technology suits 12V and 24V applications and is available for diesel engines used in the medium- and heavy-duty on-highway sector and in the construction, stationary, marine and agricultural sectors.

The company said that its electrical brushless fuel pump addresses the shortcomings of a conventional fuel pump, with electronic commutation to drive the DC motor, it is more durable than a conventional pump even when mounted directly on the engine.

Durability field tests of the electrical brushless pump showed that the product can last 20 times longer than a conventional pump.

The pump's efficient electrically-driven design also reduces the load placed on the engine when compared to conventional belt or gear driven pumps, thereby improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

Federal-Mogul president and CEO Jose Maria Alapont said the company is creating a new generation of technology-leading, cost-effective and durable fuel pump solutions for its customers.

"The benefits of our electrical brushless fuel pump far exceed the attributes of a conventional device, and our customers are taking notice," Alapont said.

"We expect the industry's transition to brushless pump motors to accelerate in the coming years, due to customer demand for longer-life fuel pumps that improve fuel economy and reduce emissions."