Magnetic Transport Systems
An Affiliate of Shapery Enterprises

MAGNETIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS (MTS) HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A GAME-CHANGING BREAKTHROUGH RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY

MagRail Technology - Phase 1

What is it?

How it works:

Key building blocks of MagRail's Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM)

Financial Benefits

Assumptions
Miles 100,000
$/gallon diesel $3.95
$/kWhr electrical $0.1097
Tons-mile/gallon (diesel locomotive) 480
Tons-mile/kWhr (MagneRail) 33.60
Conversion Ratios:
BTU/kWhr 3,412
BTU/gallon diesel 138,690
Calculation:
Diesel Locomotive
(gal. diesel/480 tons)*($3.95/gal. diesel)*100,000 $823
MagneRail
(kWhr/33.6/tons)*($0.1097/kWhr)*100,000 $326
MagneRail Energy Cost Compared to Diesel = 40%
Source of Energy Costs: U.S. Energy Information Agency
http://www.eia.gov/oog/info/gdu/gasdiesel.asp

Social Benefits:

Operational Benefits

Addendum:

1. Source of Diesel Costs: U.S. Energy Information Agency

2. Source of Electricity Costs: US Energy Information Administration

Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers: Total by End-Use Sector, 1997 through February 2011 (Cents per Kilowatthour)

Period Residential Commercial Industrial Transportation Other All Sectors
1997 8.43 7.59 4.53 N/A 6.91 6.85
1998 8.26 7.41 4.48 N/A 6.63 6.74
1999 8.16 7.26 4.43 N/A 6.35 6.64
2000 8.24 7.43 4.64 N/A 6.56 6.81
2001 8.58 7.92 5.05 N/A 7.20 7.29
2002 8.44 7.89 4.88 N/A 6.75 7.20
2003 8.72 8.03 5.11 7.54 -- 7.44
2004 8.95 8.17 5.25 7.18 -- 7.61
2005 9.45 8.67 5.73 8.57 -- 8.14
2006 10.40 9.46 6.16 9.54 -- 8.90
2007 10.65 9.65 6.39 9.70 -- 9.13
2008 11.26 10.36 6.83 10.74 -- 9.74
2009 11.51 10.17 6.81 10.65 -- 9.82
2010 11.58 10.26 6.79 10.97 -- 9.88
2011            
January 10.99 9.88 6.73 10.52 -- 9.62
February 11.20 10.11 6.72 10.85 -- 9.70
Total 11.09 9.99 6.72 10.68 -- 9.66
Rolling 12 Months
Ending in January
         
2010 11.44 10.13 6.76 10.68 -- 9.77
2011 11.64 10.29 6.82 10.97 -- 9.92

[1] See Technical notes for additional information on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors.

N/A = Not available.

Sources: 2006-2008: U.S. Energy Information Administratin, Form EIA-826, "Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions Report;" 1992-2005: Form EIA-861, "Annual Electric Power Industry Report."

 

 

 

 

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