Dagsarkiv: 15 november, 2015

General Electrics lok GEVO Evolution

De har en en 12 cyl motor som har samma kraft som föregångaren som hade 16 cyl.



GEVO Union_Pacific_5304

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Den nya har CGI från Sintercast i toppen

Detta är produktionen tills nu.

Six axles[edit]

Model designation Build year Total produced AAR wheel arrangement Prime mover Power output Image
ES40DC 2005– 522 C-C GEVO-12 4,000 hp
(2.9 MW)
Norfolk Southern #7670, GE ES40-DC
ES44DC 2005– 811 C-C GEVO-12 4,400 hp
(3.2 MW)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe 7759 GE ES44DC
ES44AC 2005– 2,374 C-C GEVO-12 4,400 hp
(3.2 MW)
Canadian Pacific Railway 8822, GE ES44AC
ES44C4 2009– 800 A1A-A1A GEVO-12 4,400 hp
(3.2 MW)
BNSF #6774, GE ES44C4

I veckan blev det klart att även Indien skall få dessa  lok



INDIA: On November 9 the Ministry of Railways issued GE with a letter of award for a US$2·6bn joint venture contract to develop a factory to supply and maintain 1 000 diesel locomotives. The contract is expected to be signed within 30 days.

GE said the deal was the biggest it had ever won in India, and would see the company invest US$200m to build the factory at Marhowra in Bihar as well as maintenance facilities at Bhatinda in Punjab and Gandhidham in Gujarat.

Plans for the factory were first announced by the government in 2006. Following an international tender, requests for proposals were issued to two shortlisted bidders on March 11 2015. The PPP contract still needs to be formalised and a joint venture between the Ministry of Railways (with a 26% stake) and GE Global Sourcing India established before construction begins. The land has already been acquired by Indian Railways, and the factory is expected to be completed within three years.

The plant would produce 4 500 hp and 6 000 hp diesel-electric freight locomotives with GE Evolution engines, with the first scheduled to be delivered in January 2018.  The contract will allow the first 100 locomotives to be imported or assembled using imported kits, but the rest must be built in India with mostly Indian content.

Indian Railways will commit to buying 100 locomotives/year for 10 years at a basic cost of Rs146·6bn for 1 000 locomotives. The supplier would maintain the locomotives until the 13th year of the contract, at which point Indian Railways would take over responsibility for maintenance. A passenger locomotive may also be produced.


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General Electric’s “Evolution Series” diesels have, in the past decade, become the most dominant heavy-haul locomotives across North America,

as Gary Dolzall reports –

CGI nu även i andra lokomotiv än GEs GEVO

Det är Cummins som står för denna genom sin motor QSK95

Den lanseras tillsammans med en Siemens elmotor i lok. Miljövänlig lösning för höghastighetståg i USA och senare i övriga världen.

Den är STOR

cummins QSK95 3

The DV27K engine brings to three the number of industrial engines with SinterCast process-controlled CGI cylinder blocks – the others being the General Electric locomotive engine and the latest Cummins power unit, the QSK95.




4400-HP Prime Mover On Its Way To Siemens
COLUMBUS, Ind. (Oct. 2, 2015) – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that the first production 95-liter, 16-cylinder QSK95 engine built to a rail specification has been shipped.

The engine, rated at 4400 hp (3281 kW) will be delivered to Siemens® manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., where it will be installed into a Charger® locomotive. The Charger – a diesel-electric passenger locomotive – will be put into service for a five-state, 35-unit initial order with the Departments of Transportation of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. The Charger locomotives will also power the trainsets for All Aboard Florida.™

Capable of a top speed of 125 mph (201 kph), the QSK95 achieves the highest output of any 16-cylinder high-speed diesel. The combination of Cummins latest-generation Modular Common Rail Fuel System (MCRS) with quad-turbocharging allows the engine to deliver reduced noise and excellent response in a smaller footprint than medium-speed diesels traditionally used in locomotives. Integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment makes the QSK95 capable of achieving the ultra-low emissions required of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions requirements.

“This is a very exciting and important time for passenger rail in North America,” said Melina Kennedy, General Manager – Global Rail and Defense Business. “Cummins is pleased to partner with Siemens to bring innovative and dependable new technologies to market.


Rendering of Siemens "Charger" diesel-electric locomotives - courtesy Siemens



De är tunga.


Det är klart att den stora dieseltillverkaren Cummins har fått smak för CGI och de har nu två CGI-motorer. Dels den nya Nissan Titanmotorn  ISV 5.0 liter och nu denna QSK95 för marina och off road bruk.


Cummins Inc. is an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products.[3] Cummins also services engines and related equipment, includingfuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission control and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, United States, Cummins sells in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributors and approximately 6,000 dealers. Cummins reported net income of $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014










Korea med den första CGI-motorn till en tanks

k2black panthersK2 Black Panther

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Battle tank application surfaces for CGI

For the first time, a diesel engine in a main battle tank (MBT) is using a compacted graphite iron (CGI) vee cylinder block.
The South Korean K2 Black Panther MBT is powered by a new engine, the Doosan DST DV27K, which is a 27-litre V12 twin-turbocharged and intercooled diesel with a CGI cylinder block.
The engine can develop nearly 1,500bhp and offer the battle tank a range of 450km. Top speed of the vehicle is 70km/h, although all-terrain speed of 50km/h.
Doosan says the DV27K, with its fully electronically-controlled common rail fuelling system, has a ”high-strength cylinder block and a twin-deck cylinder head for efficient cooling. There are separate cooling circuits in order to permit high temperature operation. The engine also has dry-sump oil supply and two-stage air filtration, the former assisting all-terrain operation”.
The DV27K engine brings to three the number of industrial engines with SinterCast process-controlled CGI cylinder blocks – the others being the General Electric locomotive engine and the latest Cummins power unit, the QSK95.