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RESEARCH PAPERS

Progress in Electronic Control of Large Diesel Engines

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G. C. Gant, G. J. Alves

Regulateurs Europa Ltd., Essex, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 112(3), 280-286 (Jul 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906493 History: Received June 15, 1989; Online April 24, 2008

Abstract

The general theme of the growing use of electronic systems for the control and monitoring of large diesel engines is discussed. Central to the theme is a new digital governing system for industrial, traction, and marine diesels. This new governing system is capable also of being a marine propulsion controller or engine management/protection system and thus can be a very cost-effective package. In wider use it can work under the overall control of a power management host computer and interface with engine health monitoring equipment. Experience to date with the new governor is reported and plans for its future use outlined.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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