A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry Volume 2

A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...is about 265 pounds, fuel consumption 0.47 pound per B.H.P. hour, M.E.P. 61.5 pounds, thermal efficiency 28.7 per cent. Injection of fuel is at the end of the compression stroke. It is started with a heating lamp. 8. The Ruston Modern high compression engine with solid injection of fuel is shown in Fig. 14. It starts cold without heating lamp and has solid fuel injection (that is, without air blast). It operates with about 430 pounds compression and has M.E.P. of 85 pounds. The fuel consumption is 0.4 pound per B.H.P. hour and thermal efficiency 35 per cent. It is built in sizes up to 120 H.P. in one cylinder. Fuel consumption of the Ruston & Hornsby engine at various loads is shown in Fig. 15 and the comparative results on a Willans & Robinson Diesel engine are shown in Fig. 16. Flo. 15.--Ruston & Hornsby fuel oonsump-Fio. in.--Willans & Robinson Diesel fuel consumption curves. tion curve. 9. The De La Vergne " SI" (solid injection) type is shown in Fig. 17. This engine is the most recent design of this builder, the patented features being (a) the method of injecting fuel which is sprayed into the combustion space at high pressure (about 2000 pounds), without air blast, (b) the use of two sprayers placed opposite each other at opposite sides of the combustion space and so arranged that the two sprays meet each other in the center of this space, thus becoming thoroughly pulverized. The particles of oil are well distributed throughout the whole combustion space and the employment of compression pressure at about 350 pounds causes sufficient temperature to ignite the intimately mixed vapor and air. The fuel consumption is 0.42 pound. In some tests fuel consumption as low as 0.38 pound per B.H.P. hour has been recorded....show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664851X
  • 9781236648518