Recommended Practice

Load Testing of Diesel Engines


This recommended practice—adapted from Association of American Railroads RP-545, “Testing of Electrical Components”—establishes a standard
procedure, within practical limits, for determining the performance of a diesel engine either to determine condition of equipment as a guide to required repairs or after initial assembly, major overhaul, or repairs affecting the performance of the equipment.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-E-RP-003-98 01/22/1998 Published Current


load testing, diesel engines, horsepower



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