LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Auxiliary support systems accomplish the essential purpose of providing an acceptable environment for the locomotive diesel engine necessary to permit reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to 115 f (-40 to 46 C), representing extremes in ambient temperatures and also to be able to accommodate transient tempertures as high as 250 F (121 C) encountered in tunnel operation. The design philosophy guiding the development of these engine support systems has developed over a period of years to provide continuing over-the-road power under the most adverse conditions without damaging or decreasing the long life capability of the engine. The auxiliary system discussed in this paper are lube oil, fuel, air, cooling, and the various protective devices incorporated into the systems which also facilitate rapid detection and correction of indicated faults. The design of these systems has been guided by the considerations imposed by weight, space, reliability, maintainability, and government environmental regulations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-15, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Ali, M W
    • Ten Eyck, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-13

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-WA/RT-7 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM