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Exhaust Emissions and Fuel Consumption of a Railpower RP20BD Switcher Locomotive

[+] Author Affiliations
Randell L. Honc, Steven G. Fritz, Dustin T. Osborne

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Richard Grisier, Scott Carpenter

Railpower Hybrid Technologies Corp., Erie, PA

Paper No. ICES2009-76026, pp. 379-387; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/ICES2009-76026
From:
  • ASME 2009 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference
  • ASME 2009 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, May 3–6, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Internal Combustion Engine Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4340-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3843-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

Conventional switcher or shunting locomotives in North America are powered by a single 12 or 16 cylinder engine which operate at eight distinct power levels, plus idle. Recently introduced locomotive power systems utilize multiple smaller displacement non-road diesel engines packaged as individual generator sets to obtain a cleaner and more efficient locomotive. This paper examines exhaust emissions and fuel consumption of a Railpower RP20BD switcher locomotive utilizing three 375 kWe generators. FTP tests, described in part 92 of the CFR Title 40, were completed for UPY2606 using two fuels: EPA certification diesel, and ultra-low sulfur diesel. The locomotive produced emissions well below EPA Tier 2 limits using certification fuel, and subsequent testing with ULSD further reduced emissions to below the future EPA Tier 2 and 3 limits.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

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