Crankcase explosions in diesel engines seldom occur, but when they do, extensive damage is the usual result. Operators should understand the causes, and the precautions to be taken to eliminate the possibility of an explosion. Prevention of a crankcase explosion resolves itself into two areas. Either formation of an explisive mixture can be prevented, or the means of igniting such a mixture can be eliminated. Because crankcase explosions can occur only if the oil mist is ignited, and because ignition can result only from an overheated part, obviously an explosion will be least likely to take place if all precautions are taken to prevent internal overheating. The article lists 14 ways to reduce crankcase-explosion danger.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Kantebet, V V
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 33
  • Serial:
    • Power
    • Volume: 119
    • Issue Number: 8
    • ISSN: 0032-5929

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  • Accession Number: 00128859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM