@HHP: GFS To Expand LNG Conversions
GFS Corp, a specialist in the conversion of high horsepower diesel vehicles to natural gas operation, announced that it will add to its line of NG+D conversion systems and begin offering the EVO-LT System for the General Electric AC4400 and Dash-9 locomotives in early 2014. The announcement was made at the High Horsepower Summit in Chicago.
The EVO-LT System will be compatible with industry standard LNG tender cars and will include a hot fluids control system and tender car communications interface, the company said. The system will utilize advanced controls to maximize natural gas substitution rates while protecting the design integrity of the GE 7FDL engine and drive system, GFS said. The system will also allow the locomotive to operate on 100% diesel when required.
“We believe that the move to LNG in the rail sector can be greatly accelerated with cost effective retrofits of legacy locomotives,” said Jason Green, president of GFS Corp. “The EVO LT System builds upon our company’s proven technologies for the mining and stationary power sectors and we see the rail market as a natural progression of our product lineup.”
GFS is currently in talks with several potential launch customers for the EVO-LT System and plans to have the first NG+D locomotive operating in mid-2014.