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Main Title Case study : Chicago locomotive idle reduction project /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Certification and Compliance Division,
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA420-R-04-003
Stock Number PB2015-104622
OCLC Number 905860190
Subjects Diesel motor exhaust gas--United States--Measurement ; Locomotives--Environmental aspects--United States ; Locomotives--Exhaust--Environmental aspects ; Diesel motor exhaust gas--Measurement
Additional Subjects Diesel & gasoline engine oils ; Locomotive operator ; CHICAGO ; Switch yard locomotive (SYL) ; Compliance ; Fuels ; Air quality ; Railroad service ; Emission ; Oxides ; Nitrogen ; Idle reduction systems ; Maintenance costs ; Air polllutin control ; Transportation planning ; Diesel Driven Heating System ; SmartStart System ; Noise redction ; Oil consumption
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ELCD  EPA 420-R-04-003 PDF file on file NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 04/06/2015
NTIS  PB2015-104622 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([9] pages)
Crew compliance to shut down idling locomotives is highly variable and conditioned upon past training. In the past, crews were trained to never shut down a locomotive in temperatures below 40o F to prevent freeze damage to the locomotive engine. With a Diesel Driven Heating System, a locomotive can be shut down in freezing temperatures as well as warm temperatures. However, some crews revert back to old habits. In this case, combining the Diesel Driven Heating System with a SmartStart system takes the shutdown decision out of the hands of the locomotive operator and provides the greatest idle reduction. 2. In colder climates, select an idle reduction technology that provides the necessary heat for the locomotive engine allowing for easy restarts. The Diesel Driven Heating System allowed for easy restarts in the coldest temperatures encountered (0oF). Additional testing also showed that the Diesel Driven Heating System could maintain the engine temperature above 100oF at ambient temperatures much colder than 0oF. In warmer climates, the use of SmartStart allows for idle control by shutting down the engine when inactive. 3. Select an idle reduction technology that provides sufficient detail on engine performance such as days/hours in service, shutdown time, idle time, and reasons for idling. This allows for greater confidence in reporting actual fuel savings and emission reductions.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on March 30, 2015). "EPA420-R-04-003." "March 2004."