Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Design of Reciprocating Single Cylinder Expanders for Rankine Cycle Engines.
Author Brook, R. D. ;
CORP Author General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Space Div.
Year Published 1972
Report Number GESP-716FS; DI-68-01-0408;
Stock Number PB-218 011
Additional Subjects ( Gas expanders ; Design) ; ( Reciprocating engines ; Rankine cycle) ; Solid lubricants ; Steam engines ; Pistons ; Piston rings ; Connecting rods ; Lubrication ; Manufacturing methods ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-218 011 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 164p
The Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring development programs to identify automobile engines having low exhaust emissions. One approach being investigated is the Rankine cycle which includes a reciprocating steam expander as the prime mover. For maximum engine performance, high temperatures and pressures similar to modern steam power plant practice are required. For these operating conditions, liquid lubricants for cylinder and inlet valve lubrication are a limitation. Solid lubricants, to be investigated in this program, appear to offer long life at high temperatures. Potential system contamination problems from liquid lubricants introduced to the working fluid are also reduced. Phase I of this program includes the design of practical single cylinder reciprocating expanders for the purpose of evaluating solid lubricants and other supporting materials for use in a Rankine cycle automotive propulsion system utilizing a water base fluid.