TORCH IGNITION SHORTENS COMBUSTION DURATION

The power and efficiency losses that normally accompany the slow burning of lean mixtures may be reduced by using a torch ignition system. The torch chamber provides turbulence which can reduce the combustion interval and possibly reduce exhaust emissions. The use of a directed torch nozzle enables the optimum torch jet direction to be found. In recent testing, a late-firing torch, in conjunction with a standard ignition system, was used to provide additional energy to supplement cylinder turbulence. The use of the late-firing torch provided a reduction in HC emissions but increased fuel consumption.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-43
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM