Feasibility of Using Remote Sensing Devices to Measure Locomotive Emissions

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) implemented a pilot program to determine locomotive emissions using remote sensing devices (RSDs). The objectives were to determine whether an RSD could accurately and repeatedly determine: levels of emissions; what federal certification emission standard a locomotive is subject to; and whether a locomotive is above or below applicable certification standards. Based on the results, ARB staff does not believe that the indirect RSD met the three objectives of the pilot. The test program did provide, however, useful information about the use of RSD equipment for locomotives. Field test data did generally indicate that cleaner locomotives had lower emissions than older locomotives and locomotives are generally operating within the ranges expected.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p

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  • Accession Number: 01359015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2011 12:29PM