Continued Development of a Coal/Water Slurry-Fired Slow-Speed Diesel Engine: A Review of Recent Test Results

[+] Author and Article Information
S. E. Nydick

Thermo Electron Corporation, Waltham, MA

F. Porchet, H. A. Steiger

Sulzer Brothers Limited, Winterthur, Switzerland

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 109(4), 465-476 (Oct 01, 1987) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240065 History: Received November 24, 1986; Online October 15, 2009


The results of tests performed on a slow-speed, two-stroke single-cylinder diesel engine show that thermal efficiency is approximately the same when fired with coal/water slurry fuels and diesel oil and that exhaust pollutant emissions, most notably NOx , are lower with the coal/water slurry fuels. Engine wear, particularly at the piston ring/cylinder liner interface, is considerably greater than that which occurs with liquid fuels. However, it is concluded that by means of technological advances regarding piston ring/cylinder liner materials, new designs, and new concepts in lubrication, a reliable and economical coal/water slurry-fired slow-speed engine can be developed.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In