6 February 1999

A panel discussion of new EPA locomotive exhaust emission regulations is planned for the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division conference to be held April 26-28 in Columbus, Indiana. The panel will be one of thirteen technical sessions planned, where 54 technical papers will be presented. The conference will open with a keynote address titled "The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine," by Professor John B. Heywood, Director of the Sloan Automotive Laboratory at MIT.

Another highlight of the conference, hosted by the Cummins Engine Company, will be tours of two (2) of Cummins Engine Company's finest manufacturing facilities. At Cummins Fuel System Plant, you will see a state-of-the art facility focused on the design, development, and manufacture of diesel engine fuel systems and turbochargers. At Cummins unique Mid-Range Engine Plant, you will see the popular B-Series engine that is featured in the Dodge Pick-Up Trucks.

The locomotive panel will explore the issues and challenges of the EPA locomotive exhaust emission regulations that go into effect on 1 January 2000.

PANEL: Complying With EPA Locomotive Exhaust Emission Regulations
M. 26 April 1999 13:00 - 16:30

Organizer: Steve Fritz, Southwest Research Institute
Co-Organizer: Malcolm Payne, Engine System Development Center

  1. "Overview of EPA's Locomotive Exhaust Emission Regulations"
    Charles Moulis - US EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
  2. "Locomotive Certification Procedures"
    Tom Stricker - US EPA Engine Programs and Compliance Division
  3. "Rebuilding Existing Locomotives - Where Does the Aftermarket Fit In?"
    John Curtis - Hatch & Kirk, Inc.
  4. "Railroad Fleet Management Issues"
    Ted Stewart - CSX Transportation
  5. "Unique Requirements for Southern California"
    Kent Carter - Union Pacific Railroad
  6. "Implications For Regional and Short Line Railroads"
    TBD - American Short-Line Railroad Association

More information on the conference can be found at http://www.asme.org/divisions/ice/