Long Life Considerations for Gas Air Conditioning Engines 650077
Natural gas burning engines, both large and small, are being applied to an increasing number of installations where operating cost considerations show an advantage over purchased electric power. Air conditioning and refrigeration applications account for a large percentage of these installations. This paper reviews the consideration given to the development and application of a series of engines intended specifically for this type of service. The overall objective has been to reduce the cost of power by providing efficient operation, long service life, and unattended operation which fits the maintenance pattern of the other equipment in the installation.