STUDY TO IMPROVE THE STARTING PROBABILITY OF LIFEBOAT DIESEL ENGINES

This report presents the results of a study to find a state-of-the-art solution to the cold starting problem of lifeboat diesel engines. The cold starting problem is phrased in a two-tier objective, namely: 1) being able to start the engine reliably at -22 deg F using starting aids and ship's power, and 2) starting the diesel engines reliably at ambient temperatures when ship's power is not available. The study was conducted in two parts: a state-of-the-art survey and a system design and laboratory testing program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    CASDE Corporation

    P.O. Box 1291
    Torrance, CA  United States  90505

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • DiJulio, R M
    • Saucedo, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-19-79 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-74133-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM