THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE, COMPUTER CONTROLLED FUEL METER CALIBRATION SYSTEM

This paper describes the design and development of a fuel meter calibration system. Use of a central, intelligent controller means that difficult calibration techniques can be adopted, which would previously have been too complex for consideration. The multi-fuel ability of the system means that the flow meter can now be tested using exactly the same fuel as is consumed by the engine. Efficiency has been greatly improved, as cell down-time has been reduced from 7 hours to 2 hours, and personnel time from 14 to 2 man hours, per calibration. Accuracy has increased and results have exhibited better repeatability. The system has proved flexible enough to be adapted for use on other types of flow meter. A further development of the system could be the exchange of the signal acquisition part of the system for another instrument.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 737-754

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 276
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM