Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-3523

Operating Characteristics and Description of a Dual Fuel Engine for Diesel-Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Operation 1999-01-3523

This paper presents a dual fuel system for diesel-natural gas operation for a truck diesel engine, and describes results of testing and analysis of the operating characteristics of the engine. The research results show that rates of fuel consumption and fuel efficiencies are increased with this engine design, and heat consumption decreased with increasing load on the engine. The heat consumption rates at medium-high loads are lower than at light loads. At full loads, the dual fuel engine exhibits heat release in which start combustion is reduced and the following combustion is rapid. The engine is tested with an electronically controlled method to meet the requirement of engine output torque.


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