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Main Title The Effects of Long Term High Idle Operation on Diesel Engines.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Surosky,A E
Publisher Defense Technical Information Center
Year Published 1984
Report Number 556-1193-18
OCLC Number 227638163
Subjects Reciprocating and Rotating Engines ; Diesel engines ; Operational effectiveness ; Deterioration ; Low temperature ; Damage ; Performance(engineering) ; Carbon ; Lightweight ; Life cycle costs ; Stacking ; Fuel oil ; Exhaust systems ; Lubricating oils
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  TJ795.I5E3 1984 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/17/2009
Collation 39 p.
Contents Notes
There is a common belief among users of DoD diesel-driven (DED) generators that extended operation of diesel engines at rated speeds and light loads (high idle) results in deterioration of performance and engine damage. Information developed during this investigation indicates that the ill effect of high idle on most military diesel engines is limited to the nuisance of carbon buildup in the exhaust system and discharging of unburned fuel (wet stacking or slobbering) in the engne vicinity when operating at low temperatures. The 15 kW and 30 kW set engines are an exception in that some of these engines wet stack lubricating oil moderate temperatures. Techniques to avoid the nuisance effects of high idle operation are presented. Recommendations are made with the goal of improving operating efficiencies and reducing life cycle costs.