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Part 2 – Brake Specific Fuel Consumption of Gasoline & Diesel Generator Engines

We are comparing the difference between external combustion engines (steam engines or turbines) to internal combustion engines using gasoline or diesel engines on diesel and other fuels. We left off part one discussing air-fuel ratios (AFR) and are now considering another metric used in comparing fuels and engines. Brake Specific Fuel Consumption Another metric used…

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Part 1 – How Do Reciprocating Steam Engines & Internal Combustion Engines Work?

Reciprocating steam engines are only about 20% efficient capturing only a fifth of the heat energy and converting it to mechanical energy. Most internal combustion engines are closer to 40-60% (modern tech) so why are we not using diesel engines (most efficient internal combustion engine) for ‘bulk’ electrical power generation? Reciprocating Steam Engines First, note…

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Diesel Generators; Compression Ratio, Function of Turbocharger in Diesel Engine & More

Diesel, the word brings visions of 100 car trains chugging across the landscape or semi-trailers climbing a grade. Why have diesel engines become the go-to solution for prime power production? The “prime mover” is the technical term used in science and engineering and refers to any machine that converts energy from a source energy to…

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Parallel Generator Theory & How to Reduce Power Demand Chargers with Diesel Generators

As commercial power users search for ways to lower their overhead, they seldom give the power bill consideration for improving their bottom line. The electrical utility must provide infrastructure to supply power during peak demand hours. Transformers, substations and generating stations. These are designed to provide the power needed during high demand cycles but are…

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