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SwRI has been performing research & development of large stationary & locomotive engines for more than 35 years.

 
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The SwRI Locomotive Test Center includes multiple rail sidings for easy access.

With more than 35 years of experience working with large, medium-speed engines, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) conducts a variety of design, development and testing programs on engines ranging from a few hundred to over 7,000 horsepower. Locomotive, stationary power, off-road, military and marine engines are operated on diesel, heavy oils, compressed pipeline natural gas and methane from liquefied natural gas, LPG, hydrogen and other zero carbon fuel.

SwRI’s Large Engine Facility includes four test cells dedicated to large, high horsepower engines and gen sets.

SwRI also maintains a locomotive exhaust emissions test center near downtown San Antonio. The facility was established in 1990 for the Association of American Railroads, and to date, more than 150 locomotives have been tested at this site. Included in these tests have been projects for EPA, CARB, the California DOT (CaDOT), DOE, AAR, railroads, and original equipment manufacturers.

Related Terminology

large engines  •  locomotive engines  •  medium speed engines  •  engine development  •  high horsepower engines  •  off-road engines  •  stationary power  •  marine engines

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
07/31/14