BIG PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FORCE DIESEL ENGINE RETROFITS

The Modernization Program at Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport is seeking contractors whose vehicles comply with 2010 federal fuel requirements. To comply with these standards, a number of possibilities exist including emission retrofit (by particulate filters, oxidation catalysts, or engine replacement) or the purchasing of new vehicles with newer “Tier 2” emission controls. This article discusses problems associated with these options, as typical retrofits are very costly and require massive investments on the part of the contractors who own the vehicles. The article also highlights problems with the availability of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel that is necessary for the operation of retrofitted engines (precipitated by refinery’s low production rate of such fuel).

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Hampton, T
  • Publication Date: 2005-8-15

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p25
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 255
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM