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ECI for CNG Locomotives in India

July 28, 2016 in CNG, Dual Fuel, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Locomotive Units Converted with CLH Are in Service,
Two More Engine Kits Have Been Prepared and Delivered

Washington State’s Energy Conversions, Inc., working with its distributor CLH Gaseous Fuel Applications in New Delhi, has prepared and shipped the equipment to convert two additional locomotives to compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation for Indian Railways. updated July 29

Oklahoma DoT Eyes a CNG Locomotive

June 4, 2014 in CNG, Rail, Studies, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Project Would See ECI Conversion of a Farmrail EMD GP38

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is in the early stages of a project to convert a short line-haul locomotive to dedicated-compressed natural gas operation.

ECI Dual Fuel for Oil Rig in Thailand

March 17, 2014 in Dual Fuel, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Cummins KTA50 Engines Converted for Mubadala,
Fuel Is the Raw Gas By-Product of Offshore Oil Production

Washington State’s Energy Conversions, Inc. and its distributor in Thailand are commissioning the second duel fuel conversion of a Cummins KTA50 engine on a Mubadala Petroleum oil rig. The engines are running on a mix of diesel and raw gas produced by the rig itself.

Dedicated-CNG Switcher for NS

February 4, 2014 in CNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Washington’s ECI Has Delivered the Conversion Hardware

Tacoma, Wash.-based Energy Conversions, Inc. has shipped the equipment for modifying a Norfolk Southern switcher locomotive for dedicated-compressed natural gas operation.

Encana Commissions Alberta LNG Plant

February 1, 2013 in E&P Operations, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Critical to Seeding Natural Gas Transportation Market’

Encana has commissioned a small liquefied natural gas plant – approximately 4,000 to 5,000 LNG gallons daily – some 34 miles east of Calgary. “The Cavalier LNG facility will play a key role in providing an alternative fuel to diesel for heavy-duty transportation including rail and long-haul trucking,” the company said.

CN Progress on LNG Trains

October 14, 2012 in LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alberta ECI Locomotive Trials Affirmed on Alberta Route,
InoxCVA Tapped as Railroad Sees HPDI for Longer Term

CN – Canadian National Railway – has confirmed trials of an LNG-fueled train in Alberta using technology from ECI, Washington State’s Energy Conversions, Inc. CN says that for the longer term, it’s working with Westport Innovations, Gaz Metro, and Caterpillar’s EMD unit on high pressure direct injection technology, and on a standardized railway tender, or LNG fuel car.

CN Hauls Alberta Freight Using LNG

September 21, 2012 in LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ECI Upfit of Two SD40-2 Locomotives Marks Historic Shift

CN – the Canadian National Railway Company – has made revenue runs between Edmonton and the tar sands town of Fort McMurray with locomotives converted to LNG-diesel dual fuel operation. The locomotive uses hydraulic direct injection technology from Energy Conversions, Inc. of Tacoma, Wash.

Vintage Locomotive Saves Money with CNG

September 13, 2012 in CNG, Rail by HHP  |  No Comments

The Napa Valley Wine Train Runs (in part) on Natural Gas

The operator of California’s famed Napa Valley Wine Train saves about $600 per day with locomotive 73, which was converted to dual fuel diesel natural gas in 2001 and switched over entirely to CNG in May 2008.

Rail Project Details Emerge

January 28, 2012 in LNG, Rail by HHP  |  No Comments

Proponents of LNG for railroad applications face the same chicken-and-egg challenges as other sectors, but railroads enjoy the advantages of owning ample land for fueling facility placement (at facilities where truck traffic represents a ready additional market), and ample capability to move fuel where it’s needed.

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