Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-0927
2000-03-06

Cummins Smart Oil Consumption Measuring System 2000-01-0927

The advantages and disadvantages for the current oil consumption measurement systems, including the real-time oil consumption measurement and traditional weight methods, are reviewed. Based on the review, the Smart Oil Consumption Measuring System developed by Cummins Engine Co. in an effort to resolve some of the disadvantages of the systems developed earlier, especially compared to the Gravity Fed oil consumption measurement system, will be discussed. In addition, the uncertainty analysis of the Smart Oil Consumption Measuring System will also be briefly discussed here.
The Smart Oil Consumption Measuring System has proven to be an effective tool to measure the oil consumption at almost any engine test conditions, including the steady and cyclic tests in a shorter time than most of traditional oil consumption measurement systems. However, because its measurement principle is still based on traditional methods, it will take a longer time to measure the oil consumption than the oil tracer techniques used for measuring oil consumption.

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