RESEARCH PAPERS: Internal Combustion: Spark Ignition

Landfill Gas Application Development of the Caterpillar G3600 Spark-Ignited Gas Engine

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G. P. Mueller

Engine Development Division, Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, IL 61600

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 117(4), 820-825 (Oct 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2815470 History: Received June 01, 1995; Online November 19, 2007


A G3600 engine was developed to operate on landfill gas to demonstrate engine performance and identify any operational problems caused by this application. Fuel system and engine performance development were completed using simulated landfill gas containing carbon dioxide and natural gas at the Caterpillar Technical Center. The engine was packaged as a generator set and has operated for 12,000 hours on landfill gas. Engine performance goals similar to those for G3600 natural gas applications were achieved during development and were attained during the field test. Development work and field test endurance results are presented in this paper.

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