AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A COAL-SLURRY FUELED DIESEL ENGINE
A single cylinder 1360 cc diesel engine was operated on a slurry of 15 per cent by weight solvent refined coal and jet fuel. The coal was pulverized to a nominal size of 2 micrometers. The initial investigation began with nozzle bench tests which ascertained that the slurry would flow through the injection nozzle and form acceptable spray patterns. An instrumentation system was assembled to monitor and record engine operating conditions, which included pressure-time fluctuations in the combustion chamber, fuel consumption, power output, and noise. Photomicrographs of the injection nozzle pin and injection pump plunger are presented for wear comparison before and after slurry operation. Test results indicate that the slurry fuel provides engine power and fuel consumption levels comparable to those of diesel and jet fuels. Although wear rates appeared moderate, conventional fuel injection systems are inadequate for long-term use because the clearances in the injection pump and nozzle are too small for slurry operation.
- Preprint for SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Detroit, 26-30 September 1977.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Marshall, H P
- Walters Jr, D C
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 10 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Coal; Coal fuels; Combustion; Diesel engines; Diesel fuels; Energy; Energy resources; Engines; Equipment tests; Fuel consumption; Fuel injection; Fuel injectors; High speed rail; Nozzles; Power; Propulsion; Refining; Testing; Vehicle performance; Wear
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Combustion technology; Diesel testing; Fuel sources
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Energy; Environment; Highways; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00308494
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770795, HS-024 764
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM