MTU Introduces New Series 4000 Engines
Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH introduced a new generation of Series 4000 engines for locomotives at the InnoTrans 2010 trade show in Berlin, Germany. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority has certified the Series 4000 engines for future EU Stage 3b emission standards.
Series 4000 engines incorporate exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel particle filters to meet the EU Stage 3b regulations that will take effect in 2012. The engines cover a power range from 1000 to 2700 kW and come in 8-, 12-, 16- and 20-cylinder versions.
Siemens also presented its new Vectron diesel locomotive, which incorporates a 16-cylinder Series 4000 engine, at InnoTrans. The EU Clean European Rail-Diesel project also plans to use the engine to test new concept technologies to meet future emission levels. The engine will be installed in a Class 225 diesel freight locomotive in spring 2011.
In addition, MTU introduced its Remote Services product for the rail market. The Remote Services module allows for remote date transfer that will enable operational data to be monitored and downloaded worldwide from the company’s website, said MTU.
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