Tuesday, January 12, 2010

EPA certifies EMD Part 1033 locomotive emissions kits

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Electro-MotiveDiesel, Inc. has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification for emissions kits that enable overhauled diesel engines to meet the requirements of EPA rule 40 CFR Part 1033, which require reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions. 

emd-710-engine-12-jan-10.jpg“The new kits will allow locomotive operators of EMD Model 645 and 710 engines, both roots-blown and turbocharged, to comply with the mandated EPA emissions requirements when the engines are overhauled,” EMD said.

“EMD has invested extensively in engine development and proprietary technologies to meet worldwide exhaust emissions standards while increasing performance throughout the life of the engine. In fact, the new Part 1033 kits reduce lube oil consumption and maintain or improve fuel economy over EPA-defined locomotive switch and line-haul duty cycles. EMD has achieved emissions reductions by enhancing standard engine components. No new systems are necessary. No unproven retrofit technology is needed. And no new training is required to overhaul or maintain the engine.” 

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The emissions kits, now available from EMD, were developed in the same engineering facilities where new EMD locomotive engines are designed, built, and tested. “This OEM focus ensures the same performance, reliability, and durability for which EMD engines are known,” said EMD. “And since EMD holds the EPA certificatefor its engines and kits, emissions compliance and performance is covered by the OEM factory warranty.”