Indoor Air Quality Engine Control Demonstration

The objective of this cooperative agreement is to support the efforts of the Zenith Fuel System LLC to determine the impacts on indoor air quality and HVAC costs in indoor transit facilities using propane powered forklifts with conventional and state-of-the-art fuel control systems. If the research demonstrates the anticipated emissions reduction benefits of the advanced fuel systems, it will demonstrate a path toward improved air quality within enclosed transit facilities using advanced propane-powered forklifts. As a secondary benefit, it may be possible to reduce the required fresh air exchanges within such facilities, thereby reducing heating and air conditioning costs. Overall, this project will demonstrate (1) the improvements that will be made to indoor air quality when a state of the art technology in engine management is applied to a forklift truck as used in local transit maintenance facilities; and (2) the effects upon the utility costs required for heating and air conditioning in a transit maintenance facility.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $844985.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Belanger, Marcel

  • Performing Organizations:

    Zenith Fuel Systems, LLC

    14570 Industrial Park Road
    Bristol, VA  United States  24202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Eglajs, Martin

  • Start Date: 20050900
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061100
  • Source Data: RiP Project 12290

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489237
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: VA-26-7227
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2013 12:56AM