By Christopher Pritchard, natural gas product manager, Cummins Inc.

The abundance of shale gas reserves around the world have made natural gas an attractive fuel source for mining equipment. How do you harness the savings associated with a natural gas fuel source while retaining the power needed for mining equipment? Two words: Dual fuel. Dual Fuel engine technology provides the ability to substitute natural gas for diesel in the combustion process, delivering the same transient response, torque curve and power density critical to high horsepower engine operations, while at the same time lowering operating costs. Learn about the technology and economics of a dual fuel solution and the impact it will have on mine site operations.