some aspects of the Operation of Utility Engines 590060

THE EFFECTS of deposit power loss are most severe in the constant-speed, constant-load service common to the auxiliary or utility-type engines. This paper describes studies made of this problem. Factors investigated are: mechanism of deposit formation, the effect of deposits on operation, design and maintenance problems, and deposit removal.
Since the greatest part of this loss results from decreased air consumption, proper attention to engine design can materially reduce such loss. The new multigraded oils may offer some relief from deposit problems because they form less resinous material. Carbon removal by physical or mechanical means also may be beneficial in some cases. Proper engine application and conscientious maintenance, however, can go a long way toward reducing deposits.
The authors also discuss the problem of heavy-duty truck operation and passenger-car service.


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