Accession Number : AD0437342


Title :   RESEARCH TEST TO EVALUATE THE TECHNIQUES AND PRECISION OF THE MEASUREMENT OF SMOKE FROM DIESEL ENGINES


Corporate Author : ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Woomert, D E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/437342.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Smoke from diesel engines is a major problem to both commercial and military fleet operators. Methods of measurement have been varied with no precision of measurement established and no means of correlating results between methods. The Army and industry joined on a cooperative project to evaluate the many instruments available, to establish operating and sampling techniques, and to establish a common set of units or scale to define smoke. It has been shown that each of the basic types of smokemeters produced commercially have a definite area of application and that all are required. Smokemeter operating techniques have been established but sampling techniques can only be indicated in general terms at this time. A common smoke density scale has been established. It is recommended that smoke should be sampled, measured, evaluated, and expressed as established.


Descriptors :   *EXHAUST GASES , *SMOKE , DENSITY , DIESEL ENGINES , ERRORS , MEASUREMENT , MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , SAMPLERS


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE