The assurance to keep engine performances within design specifications, organization and working environment complying with the details of up to date innovations in this field and a high productivity, are the targets nowadays achievable in the field of engines testing on production line. All this has been carried out with start-up of an automated engine testing system at ALFA ROMEO AUTO PLANT of ARESE. In the description are pointed out the components of the system, the automation degree attainable for engines that are not directly pearranged for automotive testing, the test cycle (cold test, hot test, testing length) performances inspected and related measuring methods. The "Island" working organization and consequent layout of system is highlighted to allow each operator to increase or to slow down its working activity within reasonable limits, without affecting other working stations activity. Also described is the computer system of operation and monitoring installation, alerting and information to operator systems, test data acquisition and processing. The report is completed with information on starting-up problems of installation and on its reliability degree.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 885-909

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISATA 84052, HS-038 469
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM