Energy Management

Energy Management

When it comes to energy management solutions that work seamlessly together, look no further than Progress Rail. We deliver the most comprehensive fuel savings suite of products available on the market today for locomotives, with the highest rate of return on investment.

Available for all locomotive makes and models, our energy management system incorporates track topology, train consist information, route data, operating constraints and goals.

The system helps train operators to run in the most energy and fuel ef­ficient manner over a given route by automatically controlling throttle and dynamic brakes.

Our Energy management solutions adjust to train behavior and offers:

·         Higher overall fuel savings of up to 15 percent

·         Emissions reduction up to 15 percent

·         Improved train handling to reduce the risk of break-in-two and/or derailment

·         PTC integrated for our US customers.

 

We support two products for energy management:

·         TALOS® Train Automation System developed by Progress Rail.

·         LEADER® developed by New York Air Brake.

On top of this, Progress Rail developed SmartConsist to provide an additional 1 to 3 percent fuel savings, for total reductions up to 18 percent. SmartConsist sets each locomotive to its individual, prime throttle position within the consist, to improve overall fuel economy and reduce emissions, while achieving required power and tractive effort.

Additionally, our Automatic Engine Start/Stop solution – or AESS – monitors critical operating parameters during locomotive idle operation, safely and effectively shutting down the engine once all factors are satisfied. EMD® AESS provides superior fuel and lube oil savings, reducing emissions and wayside noise, while ensuring the locomotive remains ready for use. EMD® AESS reduces unnecessary idle time by more than 50 percent and improves locomotive fuel ef­ficiency up to 29 gallons per day for switcher use and 18 gallons per day for line haul operation.

 

 

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TALOS® Train Automation

TALOS® Train Automation leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to encode Locomotive Engineer behavior, analyze train runs, and optimize train operation.

  • Seamlessly create customized strategies for each route and the train’s specific operational conditions
  • Scale and deploy operationally specific behaviors with ease. Achieving performance efficiencies for fuel and time, while increasing network capacity    
  • TALOS® performs safe train operations enabling the locomotive engineer to focus on safety and situational awareness.

 

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SmartConsist™

The new EMD® SmartConsist™ Fuel Management System automatically sets each locomotive to its optimal throttle position — improving fuel economy, cutting emissions, and reducing noise in the lead locomotive.

SmartConsist Features 

  • Suitable for both two-and three-unit locomotive consists, without unit isolation.
  • Installation is simple and quick.
  • Required only on the lead locomotive to achieve savings from all units.
  • Trailing units can be any vintage or manufacturer.

 

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AESS™ Automatic Engine Start/Stop

EMD® AESS is a fully integrated software solution that monitors critical operating parameters during locomotive idle operation — safely and effectively shutting down the engine when all factors are satisfied. When any one of the predetermined limits falls outside of the target range, AESS™ will restart the engine.

EMD® AESS provides superior fuel and lube oil savings, reducing emissions and wayside noise, while keeping the locomotive in a ready-to-use condition. It complies with the latest AAR S-5502 standard and allows for individual customization to meet railroad operating and safety requirements

 

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AESS™ for Pre Micro Locomotives

EMD® AESS™ for pre-microprocessor controlled locomotives monitors critical operating parameters during locomotive idle operation—safely and effectively shutting down the engine when all factors are satis ed, and automatically restarting the engine when any of those criteria fall outside of predetermined limits.

 

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LEADER®

Available for all locomotive makes and models, New York Air Brake’s LEADER® Standard Assist train handling and energy management system taps into the train’s current state, including geography, operating constraints and goals. The system helps train operators to run in the most energy and fuel-efficient manner over a given route. 

 

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POWERVIEW EVENT RECORDER

The Progress Rail PowerView Locomotive Event Recorder is built on our legacy of railroad event recorders and innovative data acquisition products and solutions.

 

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