Technical Reports

Locomotive Emissions Test Stand with Particulate Matter Measurement Integration

  • 27
  • Oct
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-32
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-15/34
KEYWORDS: compact emissions setup; gaseous emissions; locomotive emissions; LEMS; particulate matter; measurement; portable emissions setup; smoke opacity measurement
ABSTRACT: This project builds upon previous research efforts, in which a complete instruction manual and bill of materials was developed for a blueprint that allows any organization in the railroad industry to build their own locomotive emissions measurement setup. A full scale emissions test was conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of a compact and portable setup for locomotive emissions measurement. A mobile laboratory was used for this test and proved to be a quick and convenient method for emissions testing.

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