December 3, 2015
Riverside, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has completed the installation of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF’s) on 20 coach buses for El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express, Inc. (EPLA).
The project ensures that coaches operated by EPLA meet particulate emission standards for diesel-powered vehicles set by various regulatory agencies.
Several days of data logging on each engine was performed to obtain crucial information about the vehicle’s exhaust system.
The data logger, which is temporarily installed on each vehicle, documents exhaust temperatures during normal engine operation. Exhaust temperatures, which can be influenced by vehicle speed, load, idling, ambient air temperatures and driver tendencies, can impact the operation of the proper filter.
After data logging, each engine underwent an assessment for flaws such as oil leaks, heavy smoke and exhaust leaks.
The assessment was then preceded by the installation of the DPF, which is a three-day process. Every EPLA coach received the same type of passive filter, which can be removed, cleaned and replaced while the coaches are in the shop for routine maintenance.
“These are tour buses. They have a tight allocation for where the filter can be mounted, but even with that challenge we were able to complete a successful installation,” stated CCW Representative, Mando Aguirre.
The project has allowed CCW to prove its ability to provide sound, secure installations during a short time frame to avoid affecting the company’s scheduled operations.
Per Aguirre, “The most important thing is for our customers to know that if they have a diesel particulate filter installed at CCW, they will have a filter that has been installed in a safe process with all the due diligence done in regards to safety and the safe operation of that filter.”
Complete Coach Works is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.
El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express, Inc. was established in 1966 to provide low-cost transportation between Los Angeles and El Paso with few stops. It has since expanded to more
than 20 bus terminals in six states, with main terminals in El Paso, Albuquerque, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The company also offers fast shipping and charter services to schools, government agencies and professional sports teams.
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