CANADIAN ALTERNATIVE FUELS TESTED IN A BOMBARDIER MEDIUM SPEED DIESEL

A Bombardier 12 cylinder, 3000 HP medium speed diesel was tested on a straight run reference fuel, a high end point No. 2 diesel and two Canadian tar sands derived fuels of varying aromaticity. Higher aromatics levels caused increases for ignition delay, rates of maximum cylinder pressure rise at lower speeds, maximum cylinder pressure, specific fuel consumptions and the emissions CO, NOx. Despite these increases no engine operational difficulties were encountered but additional testing for longer periods particularly idling tests are recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuel Alternatives for Spark Ignition and Diesel Engines SP-548. West Coast International Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, August 8-11, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Chan, D Y
    • Grimsey, R G
    • Stoneman, R T
    • Webster, G D
  • Publication Date: 1983

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831207, HS-035 961
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM