Engine Prime Mover Automation

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M. K. McCune

The W. L. Somner Company, Shreveport, La.

J. Eng. Power 92(2), 103-106 (Apr 01, 1970) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445311 History: Received July 31, 1969; Online July 14, 2010


“Full range” automation control of engine prime movers makes possible the direct conversion of primary fuel sources of liquid or gaseous types to prime mover power with the labor savings advantages of unattended automated operation. This paper outlines the development of the “full range” automation program control with related “slave” control devices as required for the overall automated system, and reviews some requirements for a successful engine automation program.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
Topics: Engines , Fuels
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