Accession Number:

ADD002943

Title:

Engine Compression Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-02-17

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to a method of testing compression capabilities of multi-cylinder engines which are cranked with electrically-energized starter motors. The cylinders are prevented from firing, and the engine is cranked by the starter motor. During the cranking period measurements are taken of the starter motor current. A comparison of the peak current and average current provides an indication of the compression capability of the engine.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE