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UniversalAET Wins NRE's Approval With Locomotive Silencers

It’s extremely rewarding to gain a favorable review from a new customer, especially when that customer has had negative experiences with a previous vendor and is seeking a better product along with outstanding customer service.

NRE (National Railway Equipment Co.), the world’s largest supplier of remanufactured locomotives, requested silencers for a locomotive equipped with three Cummins QSK19 engines. The company had discovered quality issues with their previous supplier. UniversalAET provided NRE with three units in late 2013, and we recently performed noise validation testing on our products. The tests indicated that UniversalAET surpassed the previous vendor in performance and quality, and ultimately exceeded our customers’ expectations.

UniversalAET received the following testimonial from Amar Chhajed, Manager of Mechanical Engineering at NRE:

“The overall quality, especially the weld finish, of the packaged product supplied by Universal was superior when compared with the product supplied by current vendor. It was an exact replacement and required minimal engineering input. No issues were found during installation on the GenSet to test form and fit of the product, including alignment with the existing piping & mounting on the GenSet.

“Finally, the noise testing on the locomotive divulged the results, which either matched or exceeded the noise levels on an exact build with the existing silencer. There was significant noise reduction in the cab noise levels in notch 8 with Universal’s supplied product.”

We’re pleased that NRE chose UniversalAET to be presented with the challenge of surpassing its previous vendor in quality and performance. Please contact us at 888.300.4272 or info@universalaet.com if your company is in need of Locomotive silencers.