GUIDE FOR THE CONVERSION TO AND MAINTENANCE OF HYDROGEN-FUELED, SPARK-IGNITED ENGINES

In recent years there has been much research on the operation of internal combustion engines using hydrogen fuel. Many different paths have been explored in attempts to eliminate the problems found by early researchers and devise a workable engine and fuel storage system. In the 1930s there were many engines putting out useful work using hydrogen, either as the fuel or as a fuel supplement, in Germany and possibly elsewhere. However, due to certain problems and circumstances, including the damage to German industry in World War II, hydrogen as a fuel fell into disuse. This paper is presented as a guide to one approach to the conversion of an internal combustion engine to hydrogen fuel. It includes knowledge gained from the author's own experiences and from the study of the work of others. It discusses the safety aspects, conversion, operation, and maintenance of the engine. It is hoped that this guide will be useful to those beginning work in the field of hydrogen engines and that it might suggest areas for further research. (ERA citation 02:030204)

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  • Authors:
    • Simpson, F B
    • Lofthouse, J H
    • Swope, D R
    • Henriksen, D L
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00166406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-07-1570
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM