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Main Title An evaluation of the Morse constant speed accessory drive.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Technology Assessment and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Technology Assessment and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-AA-TAEB 76-20
Stock Number PB80-159601
OCLC Number 748842767
Subjects Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Measurement ; Automobiles--United States--Fuel consumption
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Fuel consumption ; Coolant pumps ; Variable speed drives ; Accessories ; Air conditioners ; Head lamps ; Exhaust emissions ; Performance tests ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-TAEB-76-20 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/12/2024
ELCD  EPA AA-TAEB-76-20 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 09/07/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB80-159601 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15 pages ; 28 cm
The EPA receives information about devices for which emission reduction or fuel economy improvement claims are made. In most cases, these devices are being recommended or promoted for retrofit to existing vehicles although some represent advanced systems for meeting future standards. The EPA is interested in evaluating the validity of the claims and invites proponents of such devices to provide to the EPA complete technical data on the device's principle of operation, together with test data on the device made by independent laboratories. The conclusions drawn from the EPA confirmatory tests are necessarily of limited applicability. Morse Chain has developed a variable-ratio drive to replace the fixed-ratio waterpump drive conventionally used on automobiles. Information and data supplied to the EPA by Morse indicated that the Morse variable-ratio drive had potential for fuel economy improvement when compared to conventional fixed-ratio drives. The fuel economy improvement is due to reducing the horsepower used to drive the water pump, and hence the engine-powered accessories. To attempt to quantify this potential fuel economy improvement an evaluation of the Morse drive was scheduled.
"EPA-AA-TAEB 76-20." Cover title. "June 1976."