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Propane as an engine fuel for clean air requirements.

Authors
Fleming-RD; Allsup-JR; Hurn-RW
Source
Proc Lp-gas Engine Fuel Symp Detroit Mich 1970 Oct; :19 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010532
Abstract
This paper describes the objectives and experimental design of a program to study the characteristics of propane as a low emission fuel. Results of preliminary work are given to show how emissions (using propane) vary with ignition timing, air-fuel ratio, speed, and load. Comparable data relating air-fuel ratio and emissions are shown for gasoline and natural gas. The bulk of these data are from experiments with a single-cylinder engine and from one-full-scale engine; tests with both were run using an engine dynamometer operated at steady-state modes only. However, the principal study will involve full-scale engines and vehicles as they typically are used, and this progress report includes results of one series of tests to show the influence of ignition-timing schedule on exhaust emissions from a light sedan fueled with propane and operated through simulated traffic cycles.
Publication Date
19711001
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1972
Identifying No.
OP 64-71
NIOSH Division
BERC;
Source Name
Proc. Lp-gas Engine Fuel Symp. Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 21-22, 1970. Natl. Lp-gas Assoc., Chicago
State
MI;
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