EVALUATION OF SMALL DIESEL-ENGINE-DRIVEN GENERATOR SETS-5-KW HOBART
Final rept. type B.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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As a part of the Laboratorys effort to develop higher speed, lighter weight diesel-driven generator sets, two 5-kw units were evaluated to determine whether small diesel-engine-driven generator sets meet requirements and are a suitable replacement for gasoline-engine-driven generator sets of equivalent capacity currently used as standard components for advanced base use. The sets were compact, lightweight, and basically well designed. The units were economical in operation and required a minimum amount of routine maintenance and specialized operator skill during operation. With minor modifications during the evaluation test program, the generator sets completed a 1000-hr full-rated-load run without major breakdown and satisfied the objectives of the task. With all of the modifications incorporated, the 5-kw generator sets are recommended as suitable replacements for equivalent gasolineengine-driven generator sets and should be satisfactory for an advanced base in-service evaluation. Author