Accession Number : AD0719482

Title :   The Economic Effectiveness of Heating Engines by Various Means (Ekonomicheskaya Effektivnost Podogreva Dvigatelei Razlinchnymi Sposobami),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Kozlov,V. ; Vilner,S. ; Sobashnikov,L.

Report Date : 09 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Different methods are considered for heating vehicle engines during winter. The methods discussed include infrared gas burners, warm air, gas burners, and electric heating elements. The experiments show that heating vehicle engines with low-voltage electric heating elements is the most efficient and economical method. This method also eliminates the necessity for a duty operator or driver to regulate the heating of the engines. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VEHICLE HEATERS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), HEATING ELEMENTS, ENGINE STARTERS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MAINTENANCE, COLD WEATHER TESTS, COSTS, USSR

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE