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Engines and engine technology


Common rail and its benefits

Common rail and its benefits

Common rail is a fuel injection system found in modern diesel engines. Common rail systems provide a level of flexibility.


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Variable and fixed speed engines

Variable and fixed speed engines

Perkins pours decades of expertise into developing world class variable speed and fixed speed engines. This know-how and heritage means that whatever the application you can rely on Perkins.

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Parts and Service


Reading the blue smoke signals

Reading the blue smoke signals

Blue smoke coming from your engine is a warning sign you can’t ignore. It’s never a good sign and could indicate a problem with your engine, so the sooner you address it, the lower the risk of causing lasting damage.

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Self service OEMs explained

Self service OEMs explained

Plant manufacturers who build their own, branded machines can buy Perkins engines direct from us to use in their equipment.



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Electric power service kits

EP Service Kits

A range of ‘service kits’ has been launched by Perkins for its electric power (EP) engines. Providing end users with all the parts they need to carry out 500 hour and 1,000 hour services for most standard EP engines.

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Other


Engine nomenclature explained

Engine nomenclature explained

Perkins engines are produced with a large number of options. Most of the information you need is included in the engine’s name – as long as you know how to read it.

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