11 February 2000

The ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference will be held April 9-12, 2000 in San Antonio, Texas. There will be twelve technical sessions, where 62 papers will be presented. The Conference is hosted by the Southwest Research Institute.

The conference will open with a Keynote Address titled "Future Powertrain Technologies," by Dr. Rodney J. Tabaczynski, Director of Powertrain and Vehicle Laboratory at the Ford Motor Company.

One of the technical sessions will be dedicated to discussing EPA's Locomotive Exhaust Emission Regulations. This panel will explore the technical issues and challenges of these regulations.

Session XII: Tuesday 11 April 2000 13:30 to 16:30

Panel: Complying With EPA Locomotive Exhaust Emission Regulations

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

Implementing EPA Regulations

"Locomotive Certification Procedures"
Larry Oeler, US EPA Engine Programs and Compliance Division
Charles Moulis, US EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory

"Rebuilding Existing Locomotives: Where Does the Aftermarket Fit In?"
John Curtis, Hatch & Kirk, Inc.

"Railroad Expectations from their Suppliers"
Mark Stehly, Burlington Northern Santa Fe

"Railroad Fleet Implementation Issues"
Carl Gerhardstein and Ted Stewart, CSX Transportation

North of the Border - The Canadian Perspective

"Effect of US EPA Regulations on Canada"
TBD, Transport Canada
Lionel King, Environment Canada
Dean Chiappi and Alain Messier, Alstom
TBD, Railway Association of Canada

Another highlight of the conference will be a technical tour of Southwest Research Institute on Wednesday morning.

The Preliminary Program for the 2000 Spring Technical Conference, along with registration and hotel information, can be found by clicking on "Upcoming Events" at http://www.asme.org/divisions/ice/, or for more information contact John Bendo at ASME Headquarters at 212-591-7055, or by e-mail at BendoJ@asme.org.

Source: ASME ICE Division