Catalytic Ignition as a Tool for Converting Small Engines to Efficient JP-8 Operation
IDAHO UNIV MOSCOW
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Catalytic ignition permits small engines to operate efficiently with heavy fuels. The technology advances the Army towards its goal of a one-fuel military and can improve the performance of heavy fuel engines operating under part-load conditions. Findings discussed below include 1 selection of a 1-kW genset for catalytic ignition conversion after consultation with Army CECOM 2 conversion of a 5-kW genset from gasoline to jet fuel operation at rated power using Smart Plugregistered catalytic igniters and 3 design changes to improve Smart Plugregistered durability.
- Physical Chemistry
- Combustion and Ignition