MTU Receives EPA Approval:
Independently Certified Green TIER 2 Rail Engine

MTU has received certification from EPA for the first independently certified, high-speed rail engine. The low-emission 12v4000 R33 engine is optimized for the rail industry and meets EPA's Tier 2 emission standard (40 CFR 92).

"This is the first time EPA has certified to Tier 2 emission limits a stand-alone, high-speed engine for use in locomotive applications," said Doug Berry, sales manager for MTU Detroit Diesel Rail. "Certifying the engine itself, instead of the locomotive as a whole, provides OEMs and operators the flexibility to use this engine in any locomotive application, whether for re-powers or new construction."

With MTU's experience in the European rail business and leadership in today's clean diesel technologies, the introduction of its new Series 4000 rail engine allows the company to offer a certified engine that is ideally suited for the new emissions challenges posed by the North American rail market.

The new MTU12v4000 R33 engine provides 2250 hp at 1800 rpm and has the latest in common rail fuel injection systems, advanced turbocharging and Advanced Diesel Engine Controls (ADEC) electronics for cleaner, more efficient operations.

"MTU has been a leading force in developing clean diesel technology," said Doug Berry. "The technology in our new rail engines has been used on rails worldwide and in numerous other applications, from mining trucks to tug boats. That proven track record gives us an edge over the competition and provides peace of mind for our customers."

Water-cooled exhaust and turbochargers have been added to reduce engine skin operating temperatures and provide unprecedented safety.

MTU's patented, second-generation common rail fuel injection system offers better fuel efficiency.

Use of a self-cleaning oil filtration system reduces maintenance downtime.

Reversible turbocharger and exhaust outlets design allows for more installation flexibility for locomotive builders.

MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is the North American regional headquarters of MTU, one of the world's most important providers of diesel engines and drive and propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty land and rail vehicles, and decentralized power plants.

Source: MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc.

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