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.
CASDE CorporationP.O. Box 1291
Torrance, CA United States 90505
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20593
- DiJulio, R M
- Saucedo, R
- Publication Date: 1979-2
- Features: References;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Cold weather; Diesel engines; Diesel fuels; Electric batteries; Equipment tests; Life cycle costing; Lifeboats; Lubricating oils; Operations; Vehicle operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel operation; Diesel testing
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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