Accession Number : AD0619895

Title :   SURVEY OF STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical note (Final) for 1 Jul 64-31 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Leseberg,R. H.

Report Date : 13 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The survey indicates that the well-established concepts of engine design are here to stay for a comparatively long time, and that accordingly, any replacement of standby sets at naval shore stations in the near future will be by standard engines from current manufacturers, improved only in design details to attain higher efficiency. It is considered that, of the various research and development programs now in progress and reported in this note, the following show the most promise: Variable-compression-ratio diesel engine, supercharged version, using the BICERA hydraulically-actuated piston. Piston-turbine compound diesel engine concept of Southwest Research Institute. The Thiokol Chemical Corporation 'Dyna-Star' diesel engine design. The Witzky Stratification Process of Southwest Research Institute for gasoline engines. Direct-drive, high-frequency, gas turbine-driven power generators with static frequency conversion systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STANDBY GENERATORS, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES), (*INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, STANDBY GENERATORS), DIESEL ENGINES, GAS GENERATOR ENGINES, GAS TURBINES, ENERGY CONVERSION

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