Large Navigational Buoy Engine-Generator Test Program. Part 1. Technical Discussion and Conclusions
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA ELECTRO DYNAMIC DIV
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The report presents background information and a summary of tests conducted during the period 1 September 1969 to 13 July 1972. The testing was performed at the General Dynamics Facilities in San Diego, California. Included is a description of the engine-generator units, and modifications performed on these units to adapt them to the INB mission. The test programs shows that the diesel engine-generator system for the LNB exceeds the performance objectives originally established for the system. GenSet No. 1 operated continuously for 9000 hours without attention and 24, 557 hours without overhaul. GenSet No. 2 completed 1079 separate starting sequences including cold starts down to 9F.
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