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Large Diesel Engine Testing for Oil Shale Mining.
Markworth-VO; Wood-CD III
NTIS: PB 291-585 :98 pages
This report contains the results of tests performed on three large diesel engines to determine their ability to meet selected criteria of the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration regulations for equipment used in gassy noncoal mines. Study efforts were first directed toward determining the types of equipment expected to be used in underground oil shale mines. Three typical engines in the 800- to 1,200-horsepower range were then selected for testing. Intake flame arresters, exhaust scrubbers, and water jacketed exhaust systems were designed and built for each engine. During testing, each engine was evaluated for its gaseous emissions output, adequacy of the exhaust gas cooling system, ability to withstand internal explosions, and adequacy of the flame arresters. Surface temperatures of the engine and exhaust cooling system were determined under full load operation.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 291-585
Southwest Research Institute
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