Fourth mtu Rail Symposium for Rail Experts
Posted on November 30, 2011
More than 180 international rail experts representing vehicle manufacturers and converters, rail operators, authorities and associations will meet in Friedrichshafen from 30 November to 1 December for the fourth mtu Rail Symposium to be held by Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH.
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Friedrichshafen, 30 November 2011. More than 180 international rail experts representing vehicle manufacturers and converters, rail operators, authorities and associations will meet in Friedrichshafen from 30 November to 1 December for the fourth mtu Rail Symposium to be held by Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH. The aim of the event is to provide the rail experts with an update on the latest developments in technology from mtu and to facilitate a joint look at the future of diesel-powered rail vehicles.
Among the issues on the agenda are presentations on EU emissions legislation and the technologies used by mtu to achieve compliance. In addition, mtu specialists will be presenting the company’s future portfolio for locomotives and railcars. This includes the newly developed 10- and 12-cylinder Series 1600 shunting engines (500 to 690 kW; 670 to 925 bhp) which will appear in the marketplace in 2013. For more powerful shunting and mainline units (1,000 to 2,700 kW; 1,340 to 3,620 bhp) mtu has progressed development of its Series 4000 locomotive engines. These will be phased in 2012 and achieve EU IIIB emissions compliance using exhaust gas recirculation and diesel particulate filters. Powerpacks with 6H 1800 (315 to 390 kW; 420 to 525 bhp) and 12V 1600 (565, 625 and 660 kW; 755, 840 and 885 bhp) engines are available as EU IIIB-compliant underfloor units for railcars. These engines use an SCR catalyzer to meet EU IIIB requirements. A glance into the future will also be provided by mtu experts in presentations on the hybrid drive project currently underway in a Deutsche Bahn railcar and on the EU research project “CleanER-D” for which mtu and Deutsche Bahn are trialing a Series 4000 locomotive engine for Stage EU IIIB. Participants at the event will include a representative from a Chinese locomotive manufacturer. In addition to presentations, the agenda will include slots for joint discussions and reports by customers on their practical experience of working with mtu products in the rail sector.
Other issues covered at the mtu Rail Symposium will be remanufacturing and automation. Remanufacturing is the process in which mtu Series 4000 engines and Powerpacks undergo a standardized overhaul program to prepare them for a repeat cycle of operational life. Powerline is a complete concept for drive automation in diesel-hydraulic and diesel-electric locomotives.