Diesel engines: mechanical considerations for equipment selection and operation

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 79, No. 891, 1986

D.G. CHAMPION, President, D.G. Champion Engineering Ltd. Toronto, Ontario

A comparison of diesel engine power ratings with in-service capability, and the selection of unit size and total number of units are discussed in the paper. Engine specific fuel consumption and its evaluation in relation to manufacturers' tolerances and equipment load factors is reviewed along with the suitable plant layout. The potential for heat recovery is discussed in connection with simple and operable recovery systems for exhaust and cooling circuits. Maintenance standards as related to improved reliability and reduced fuel and operating costs are also outlined.
Keywords: Equipment, Maintenance, Diesel engines, Power ratings, Fuel consumption, Power plants, Heat recovery.