12,000 HP LNG Loco Best TECH at IREE 2017 – IR Confused


October14, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

What amazed me most was the ENERGY ECONOMY achieved by A Russian 12,000 HP LNGLocomotive – hauled 12,000 Tons of Payload or equal to 1200 10T Trucks in weight and 5000 Trucks in service. It consumed just 17,000 Kg of LNG in running 750 kilometer. If this load is be carried by Trucks would consume 1,70,000-2,40,000 Liter of Diesel. [200L x 1,200] This translates to 95% reduction in GHG Emissions.


A Cargo Jetliner would burn 17,000 Jet Fuel in transporting just 100 Tons of Payload to 750 km. This is 99.95% reduction in GHG Emissions.


Further more I calculated these 12,000 HP LNG Locos if required to haul 656 BnNTM of Freight achieved in 2015-16 – would burn only 1.25 million Tons of LNG against 2.874 MKL of Diesel or more than 2.5 million tons of Diesel [Mix of Electric & Diesel Energy].


Ø 50% Saving in Fuel Burning. That’s why it was CRITICAL to build Dedicated Freight Corridors.

Ø 12,000 HP Locos On Dedicated Lines or Dedicated Schedules could operate over 1000 km per day.

DULLARDS in Railways Don’t Understand This – Undertaking Loot Programs.



‘Gas Turbine Engine (GTE):

Capable of delivering minimum 8.3 to 9 MW engine max. Output.

Minimum efficiency of GTE at full load condition 30 %. Higher efficiencies shall be preferable. Gas turbine shall have electric start system facility.’


There is practically no price difference between BHEL make and Russian Locomotive Price – then why Invite Bids to develop new Locos which would lead to delays.


RDSO PRESCRIBED 30% GT Thermal Efficiency when 39% was available. RDSO of IR Were Promoting Some OUTDATED Technology – A 12000 HP Loco would burn 3 Tons more fuel every day assuming 500 km daily run for 30 years – 30,000 T in lifetime LOSS @ Rs.50,000/T is Rs.150 Cr. For 1000 Locos Rs.1,50,000 Cr loss due to DULLARDS.


The cost difference between 12,000 HP LNG Loco Rs.40-45 Cr which is same as ALSTOM Electric Locos of 12,000 HP and India made 6000X2 Electric Locos cost Rs.34 Cr is onlyRs.10 Cr average lower, but LNG Locos shall AVOID Electrification, Power Generation &Substation cost, T&D Losses, Coal Burn – savings of upto Rs.3,00,000 Cr Capex.


500 Nos to 1000 Nos of 12,000 HP LNG Locos would cost just Rs.20,000 Cr to Rs.40,000 Cr.


The advantage of 12,000 HP LNG Locos is that it can haul freight trains on all broad gauge lines – Single Lines, Branch Lines, Un-electrified Lines, Electrified Lines.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS

Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770 [4G]9871056471, 9718280435,

Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,

Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

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