Darlington, UK (September 14, 2012) -
Cummins will reveal to the European rail industry the new QSK95 engine with up to 4200hp (3135 kW) at Innotrans (Hall 20, Booth 201) in September. The innovative engine will be manufactured for locomotive applications ahead of the Tier 4 ultra-low emissions standards taking effect in 2015. The 16 cylinder QSK95 introduces a new high-speed power capability for passenger and freight locomotives, surpassing the output of high-speed engines with 20 cylinders.
The exceptional strength of the QSK95 will improve locomotive traction and increase acceleration, boosting performance with highly responsive quad-turbocharging. The new QSK95 builds on the success of the QSKV series of engines in the locomotive market.
Cummins locomotive engines will utilize a proven SCR aftertreatment system to meet EPA Tier 4 ultra-low emissions standards for locomotive engines in North America, as well as Stage IIIB limits currently in effect in Europe. The Cummins SCR system is purpose designed as a highly flexible installation package intended to replace the exhaust muffler. The QSK95 is also available at Tier 2 to meet the needs of our customers.
The QSK95 locomotive engine has been designed with more inherent reliability to ensure the highest possible uptime availability. The engine is configured to provide faster and easier servicing procedures, with simple access to all cooling, oil and fuel system maintenance points on the engine.
This engine integrated design provides a useful installation benefit compared with medium-speed engines with off engine systems and filters typically taking up increasingly limited space in the locomotive engine room. The impressive design and architecture of the engine is definitely not to be missed at Innotrans.
Complimenting the offering from Cummins, you can also view the distinctive QSK19-R on the Cummins booth. The underfloor diesel engine offers up to 755 hp (563 kW), its compact package and underfloor configuration makes it ideal for high-speed Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) and railcars. With over 1,700 in operation around the world the QSK 19-R offers class leading durability, reliability and life cycle costs.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, electronic controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18 billion in 2011. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cumminsengines.com. Follow us @cumminseurope.