THE INFLUENCE OF FUEL QUALITY ON THE PERFORMANCE, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF DIESEL PROPULSION ENGINES

MarAd has made available a technical report which examines the influence of fuel quality on the performance, operation, and maintenance of medium speed and low speed diesel propulsion engines. The use of different commercial blends of marine fuel oil in both types of diesel engines is reviewed, and the influence of fuel quality is examined for the main diesel engine and major support systems. Fuel quality and the required fuel conditioning must be considered together to determine the total impact on the diesel. Load factor, lube oil system, and engine operating temperatures are other major contributing system factors evaluated in the study. An economic evaluation of the influence of fuel quality on the diesel engine is also included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Seaworthy Engine Systems, Incorporated

    36 Main Street
    Essex, CT  United States  06426
  • Authors:
    • Winkler, M F
    • Meulengracht, P V
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-79020 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-8-3033
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM