The technology of the American-built diesel engine changed more than a decade
ago. ... group they had the least reason to mistrust the diesel engine: for four
decades, diesels have powered a large percentage of agricultural equipment.
Author: Sean Bennett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: LIGHT DUTY DIESELS provides a thorough introduction to the light-duty diesel engine, now the power plant of choice in pickup trucks and automobiles to optimize fuel efficiency and longevity. While the major emphasis is on highway usage, best-selling author Sean Bennett also covers small stationary and mobile off-highway diesels. Using a modularized structure, Bennett helps the reader achieve a conceptual grounding in diesel engine technology. After exploring the tools required to achieve hands-on technical competency, the text explores major engine subsystems and fuel management systems used over the past decade, including the common rail fuel systems that manage almost all current light duty diesel engines. In addition, this text covers engine management systems, computer controls, multiplexing electronics, diesel emissions and the means used to control them. All generations of CAN-bus technology are examined, including the latest automotive CAN-C multiplexing and the basics of network bus troubleshooting. ASE A-9 certification learning objectives are addressed in detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In the decade that followed the war, American railroads largely replaced their
steam fleets, leading to brisk diesel sales. ... This book covers the critical three
decades of diesel production from the end of World War II (when railroads
Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
"The collection of three previously published volumes presents the history of locomotives from early steam power through today's massive diesel-electric models. Illustrated with 700 photographs accompanied by in-depth, informative captions"-Provided by publisher.
... industry pioneer, and the leading diesel builder for over five decades,
relegated to second place by an even older American company. Proper coverage
of such a broad subject requires the assistance of numerous colleagues and
Author: J. Parker Lamb
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The diesel locomotive sent shock waves through rigid corporate cultures and staid government regulators. For some, the new technology promised to be a source of enormous profits; for others, the railroad industry seemed a threat to their very livelihoods. Evolution of the American Diesel Locomotive introduces the reader to the important technological advances that gave rise to diesel engines, examining not only their impact on locomotive design, but also their impact on the economic and social landscapes. J. Parker Lamb describes the development of these technologies, allowing the reader to fully understand how they were integrated and formed a commercially successful locomotive. Like its companion volume, Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive (IUP, 2003), this book emphasizes the role of the leading engineers whose innovations paved the way for critical breakthroughs. Rail fans will appreciate this authoritative work.
Rudolf Diesel laid the conceptual foundation of this engine during the early
1890s and then, with support and ... The first marine diesels were installed in
submarines already a decade before World War I, and by the beginning of World
War II ...
Author: Vaclav Smil
This book provides a detailed, global examination of energy transitions, supplying a long-term historical perspective, an up-to-date assessment of recent and near-term advances in energy production technology and implementation, and an explanation of why efforts to limit global warming and to shift away from fossil fuels have been gradual. • Presents historical coverage of energy production, energy use, and key technical and economic factors that affect the currently unfolding transitions • Offers insightful analysis of energy transitions on both the national and global scale to explain the possibilities and limitations of the process • Supplies a critical appraisal of new renewable conversions that makes clear their advantages and potential benefits as well as their inherent unavoidable limitations • Enables general readers to gain an in-depth understanding of energy transitions from the perspective of an acclaimed scientist with expertise in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, technical innovation, and public policy
The decade of the 1960s witnessed the entrance and subsequent rapid success
of a new competitor in the large-diesel locomotive industry. General Electric used
its decades of experience in the small-diesel and export-diesel markets to great ...
Author: Albert Churella
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This overview of the leading locomotive producers in the United States during the twentieth century shows how they responded to a radical technological change: the replacement of steam locomotives by diesels. The locomotive industry provides a valuable case study of business practices and dramatic shifts in innovation patterns, since two companies--General Motors and General Electric--that had no traditional ties to locomotive production demolished established steam locomotive manufacturers. Albert Churella uses many previously untapped sources to illustrate how producers responded to technological change, particularly between the 1920s and the 1960s. Companies discussed include the American Locomotive Company (ALCo), the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the Lima Locomotive Works, Fairbanks-Morse, the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, and General Electric. A comparative work of business history and the history of technology, the book is not a complete history of any locomotive builder, nor does it explore the origins of the diesel engine in great detail. What it does, and does superbly, is to demonstrate how managers addressed radical shifts in technology and production methods. Churella reveals that managerial culture and corporate organizational routines, more than technological competency per se, allowed some companies to succeed, yet constrained the actions of others. He details the shift from small-batch custom manufacturing techniques in the steam locomotive industry to mass-production methods in the diesel locomotive industry. He also explains that chance events and fortuitous technological linkages helped to shape competitive patterns in the locomotive industry.
In service since 1924 , the first successful diesel - electric was introduced as
Central Railroad of New Jersey ( CNJ ) No. 1000 , a box - shaped 300 ... rails , as
it had on the seas for decades . New Jersey's railroad power managers swiftly ...
Author: Charles P. Caldes
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
At the end of World War II, the nation's railroads were eager to replace their abundance of war-weary steam locomotives with sleek new diesel engines. From Cape May to Bayonne, New Jersey's tracks were soon humming with diesels while the old steamers were nudged onto the scrap tracks of the Central New Jersey, the Erie, and the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroads, among others. Powering a commuter train to Dover or a sand train to Millville's Wheaton glass plant, the diesels instantly proved their worth, praised by railroad employees for their ease of running and maintenance. In an era when most clothes were dried outside, the public accepted the new lack of trackside coal ash with gusto. Steam to Diesel in New Jersey presents the mixed era of late-steam and early-diesel power on the big and small railroads of New Jersey, from the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s. From the Baldwins to the Alcos, the steam-spewing Behemoths to the smooth-running RS series, this engaging collection of vintage photographs remembers a time filled with wonder and change. With nearly two hundred images, Steam to Diesel in New Jersey showcases the departing steam engines and the emerging diesels that ushered in a new period of railroad history.
In the first two decades of the twentieth century , Baldwin shifted its production
facilities from Philadelphia to the nearby suburb of Eddystone . In the 1920s ,
under the direction of president Samuel Vauclain , Baldwin modernized and
Author: Brian Solomon
Ride the rails through the development and history of America's diesel-electric locomotives. Diesel-electric played a critical role in the industrialization of America. After WWII, diesels rapidly displaced the steam locomotive as the dominant source of motive power on the rails. This lavishly illustrated volume delivers detailed coverage of the development of the diesel including AC traction and the 800-horsepower beasts introduced in the mid 1990s. Solomon describes how diesels are operated and maintained today. Appendix lists where restored early diesels can be seen today.
And formore than two decades, Diesel hasprospered by poking funatthem all.
The founder ofthis Italian company, RenzoRosso, mocksthe whole idea that
acertain brand of laundrydetergent, soda, clothing, orany other consumer product
Author: Rick Barrera
The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller-fully revised and updated The old cliché is that smart companies underpromise and overdeliver. But in today's crowded market, underpromising is a ticket to oblivion. Companies like American Girl, Best Buy, and Apple came out of nowhere to dominate their markets. How did they scoop their bigger and wealthier competition? It wasn't through a fat marketing budget. It was because they made, and kept, dangerously ambitious promises. In fact, they overpromised to lure customers in-and then overdelivered to keep them. Rick Barrera shows how to make sure that every point of contact between your company and its customers is well executed and fulfills an over-the-top brand promise, to drive word of mouth and rapid growth.
Estimation of Diesel Particulate Emissions from Hydrocarbon Emissions and
Smoke Opacity M. Lapuerta ' , o . ... Introduction The estimation of particulate
emissions from Diesel engines has been a common practice since decades ago
for two ...
Author: James H. Whitelaw
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The papers collected in this volume address all aspects related to thermofluidynamic processses in Diesel engines, from basic studies aiming to obtain a better understanding of the physical processes underlying diesel engine operation, to the real day-to-day problems associated with engine development. The topics covered comprise: Air management, injection systems, spray development and air interaction, combustion and pollutant formation, emission control strategies, and new concepts.
Chapter 11 ULTRA-CLEAN DIESEL FUELS BY DEEP DESULFURIZATION AND
DEEP DEAROMATIZATION OF MIDDLE ... In the mean time, the demand for
transportation fuels has been increasing in most countries for the past two
Author: Chang Samuel Hsu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Includes topics not found together in books on petroleum processing: economics, automation, process modeling, online optimization, safety, environmental protection Combines overviews of petroleum composition, refinery processes, process automation, and environmental protection with comprehensive chapters on recent advances in hydroprocessing, FCC, lubricants, hydrogen management Gives diverse perspectives, both geographic and topical, because contributors include experts from eight different countries in North America, Europe and Asia, representing oil companies, universities, catalyst vendors, process licensors, consultants and engineering contractors
Diesel. Engine. Diesel. engines are becoming the engines of choice for cruising
boats, and with good reason. ... operation, coupled with some tender loving care,
a diesel auxiliary engine can provide years, or decades, of trouble-free service.
Author: Donald Launer
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Donald Launer is a contributing editor for Good Old Boat and the author of Dictionary of Nautical Acronyms and Abbreviations.
... necessary investment in R&D, production and overseas infrastructure dictated
to stay competitive, however, took its toll over the decades. Only three low-speed
engine designer/licensors—MAN B&W Diesel, Mitsubishi and Sulzer—survived ...
Author: Doug Woodyard
Since its first appearance in 1950, Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines has served seagoing engineers, students of the Certificates of Competency examinations and the marine engineering industry throughout the world. Each new edition has noted the changes in engine design and the influence of new technology and economic needs on the marine diesel engine. Now in its ninth edition, Pounder's retains the directness of approach and attention to essential detail that characterized its predecessors. There are new chapters on monitoring control and HiMSEN engines as well as information on developments in electronic-controlled fuel injection. It is fully updated to cover new legislation including that on emissions and provides details on enhancing overall efficiency and cutting CO2 emissions. After experience as a seagoing engineer with the British India Steam Navigation Company, Doug Woodyard held editorial positions with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineers. He subsequently edited The Motor Ship journal for eight years before becoming a freelance editor specializing in shipping, shipbuilding and marine engineering. He is currently technical editor of Marine Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery, a contributing editor to Speed at Sea, Shipping World and Shipbuilder and a technical press consultant to Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine. * Helps engineers to understand the latest changes to marine diesel engineers * Careful organisation of the new edition enables readers to access the information they require * Brand new chapters focus on monitoring control systems and HiMSEN engines. * Over 270 high quality, clearly labelled illustrations and figures to aid understanding and help engineers quickly identify what they need to know.