Friday, August 18, 2017

BMZ sends out locomotive prototype for start-up testing

Last month, Bryansk Engineering Plant--or BMZ, part of Transmashholding--sent a TEM19 prototype locomotive equipped with a hot bass reciprocating engine to the Russian Institute of Research, Design and Technological Studies in Kolomna for start-up testing.

BMZ said it hopes testing will provide a comprehensive audit and verification report for the engine's conformity to international standards.

The TEM19 locomotive's hot gas reciprocating engine operates with liquified natural gas, designed to reduce emissions and operating costs. Similarly, TEM19's developers believe the engine's cleaner functionality will result in fewer safety-related incidents.

BMZ expects the locomotive to be certified by early 2014 and operating on public tracks by the end of next year.