January 12, 2010; LaGrange, IL
Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. announced today that it received US EPA certification for emissions kits according to EPA rule 40 CFR Part 1033, which require reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions. 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 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 these 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.
The emissions kits 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. And since EMD holds the EPA certificate for its engines and kits, emissions compliance and performance is covered by the OEM factory warranty.
The new Part 1033 locomotive emissions kits are available from EMD now.
About Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive is one of two U.S. original equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities in London, Ontario, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. The Company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 70,000 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. In addition to its manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts, maintenance solutions, and a range of value-added services. The Company is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. Additional information may be found at www.EMDiesels.com