Laboratory investigation of the performance of a Holden engine operating on liquified petroleum gas

A laboratory investigation into the relative performances of an engine when operated on both liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and petrol showed that the engine operated at higher thermal efficiency on LPG and also that it would operate satisfactorily at leaner air fuel mixtures on this fuel. Engine performance was less affected by retarded ignition for LPG than for petrol. Furthermore a large increase in dwell angle from the recommended setting had no significant effect on LPG performance. The LPG carburettor when installed in its normal configuration maintained an essentially constant mixture strength with no part throttle leaning of mixtures to give better efficiency nor corresponding full throttle enrichment to give best engine torque (a).

  • Authors:
    • Webb, N
  • Publication Date: 1979


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: EDE28/79

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:26PM