Selection of a Prototype Engine Monitor for Coast Guard Main Diesel Propulsion.
Final rept. Jan-Mar 76,
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX
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A diesel engine monitor system has been synthesized from several parameter measurement subsystems which employ measurement techniques suitable for use on the main propulsion engines in U.S. Coast Cutters. The primary functions of the system are to monitor selected parameters, activate alarms or warnings when a critical failure mode is in progress, display all monitored data for hand recordingby engineering personnel, and provide limited but adequate data-processing capability for analysis of these data. Diagnosis of existing engine problems and prognosis or prediction of incipient problems are accomplished by application of aninterpretation rationale to the raw and analyzed data. The system works in conjunction with existing shipboard instrumentation, off board laboratory analysis results, and crew inspection findings.
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