Demonstration of Caterpillar C-10 dual-fuel engines in MCI 102DL3 commuter buses

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The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the Caterpillar C-10 Dual-Fuel Natural Gas (DFNG) engine in an over-the-road bus application. Three new Motor Coach Industries (MCI) 102DL3 buses, equipped with Caterpillar C-10 DFNG engines, and one bus, equipped with a Caterpillar C-10 diesel engine, were operated side by side on similar fixed-route revenue service for a 12-month demonstration period (February 1998 to January 1999). The buses were used as part of the Clean Air Express Commuter Bus Program in Santa Barbara County, California. The performance and reliability of the DFNG engines were similar to that of the diesel engine, ... continued below

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The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the Caterpillar C-10 Dual-Fuel Natural Gas (DFNG) engine in an over-the-road bus application. Three new Motor Coach Industries (MCI) 102DL3 buses, equipped with Caterpillar C-10 DFNG engines, and one bus, equipped with a Caterpillar C-10 diesel engine, were operated side by side on similar fixed-route revenue service for a 12-month demonstration period (February 1998 to January 1999). The buses were used as part of the Clean Air Express Commuter Bus Program in Santa Barbara County, California. The performance and reliability of the DFNG engines were similar to that of the diesel engine, but the emissions results were mixed.

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  • Report No.: NREL/SR--540-26758
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/752408 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 752408
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703347

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Demonstration of Caterpillar C-10 dual-fuel engines in MCI 102DL3 commuter buses, report, February 28, 2000; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703347/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.