COST EFFECTIVE ENGINE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM FOR ON-BOARD USE ON HOVERCRAFT
Hovercraft operate in a very hostile environment, subject to continuous spray conditions. In salt water or dusty environments, this can lead to rapid engine performance deterioration. The need for a cost effective Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) system operable by the crew, preferably on-board, clearly existed. Such a system was developed for the Bell Aerospace Canada Voyageur hovercraft making use of only existing engine instrumentation in conjunction with a programmable calculator. This approach was readily accepted by both craft operators and maintenance personnel.
- Presented at ASME Meeting 10-13 March, 1980.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersThree Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Karanjia, D J
- Saravanamuttoo, HIH
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Papers
- Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Cost effectiveness; Engines; Instrumentation; Machinery; Marine diesel engines; Monitoring; Propulsion; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Engine monitoring; Hovercraft propulsion; Instrumentation (Machinery)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00323424
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 80-GT-185
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM