Locomotive Maintenance Officers AssociationLocomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA)

LMOA represents Railroaders and Rail Suppliers with a mission of driving improvements and recommendations for safer, more reliable rail operations. Its mission includes reducing maintenance costs, improving locomotive productivity and reducing the environmental impact of locomotive operations and maintenance.  This year’s program will include sessions that cover technologies which reduce emissions, supply chain disruptions, systems engineering and more.

LMOA President Opening Remarks

DATE: October 12 | 10:45AM

Technologies that Reduce Emissions

DATE: October 12 | 10:50AM

Traction Motor Maintenance – Update

DATE: October 12 | 11:19AM

LMOA President State of the Union Address

DATE: October 12 | 1:45PM

Wheel Truing – Update

DATE: October 12 | 2:00PM

Supply Chain Disruptions

DATE: October 12 | 2:30PM

Systems Engineering: Principles and Application for Product Development

DATE: October 12 | 3:00PM

Robust Validation

DATE: October 12 | 3:30PM
DESCRIPTION: Through human history, many of our discoveries have been by perceptive observers seeing chance events. The scientific method vastly accelerated the rate of learning with further acceleration becoming possible through use of statistically designed experiments. Traditional thinking for product validation is to test a large “sample” from the “population of interest”. Fractional factorial designs provide a mechanism by which a directed experimentation approach can be used to robustly test across a design matrix of control, manufacturing and environment factors. This provides a far greater opportunity to learn and develop real world confidence in the reliability of a design.

Autonomous Detection of Train Leaks

DATE: October 12 | 4:00PM

Renewable Fuel Intercompatibility (Does the Railroad need a quality fuels program?

DATE: October 13 | 8:30AM

Template for Long-term Durability Testing of Low Carbon Fuels

DATE: October 13 | 8:53AM
DESCRIPTION: Biodiesel (FAME) and renewable diesel (HDRD) are likely to be a necessary part of North American railroads decarbonization initiatives. However, little is known about the long-term durability, fuel efficiency, and exhaust emissions from blends of FAME and HDRD used in heavy-haul North American freight rail operations. This paper outlines a testing template to help the industry understand the potential impacts of future broad scale use of these fuels. Stationary locomotive testing (load box) must be designed to understand emissions, fuel consumption, and engine power changes, while long-term revenue-service durability testing must be designed to understand lube oil, fuel system, filter, and engine impacts, along with wayside fuel storage, filtration, and dispensing systems. FAME and HDRD will have a positive impact on railroad GHG emission reduction but will ultimately need long term durability testing to better understand the impact on operations.

Newly Elected President’s Acceptance Speech

DATE: October 13 | 10:15AM

GHG Emission Reduction For North American Railroad Commitments For Decarbonization

DATE: October 13 | 10:30AM
DESCRIPTION: This presentation provides an overview of North American railroads fuel consumption trends, technologies and other initiatives implemented in recent years to improve fuel efficiency, and details the challenges set forth to meet the SBTi GHG reduction targets while simultaneously meeting ever-more stringent emission limits of NOx and PM.