Accession Number : AD0776574

Title :   Gas Furnace Air Pre-Heater Device for 100 Automobiles,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Komarov,V.

Report Date : 05 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The device for heating automobiles by means of natural gas consists of a gas furnace, plenum with exhaust pipe, plenum-to-ventilator air duct, two VD-11 ventilators with 20-kilowatt motors, and two main air lines with branch outlets. At an outdoor air temperature of -25 degrees or below, it takes five hours to heat the diesel motor of a 'Tatra' auto; cost of the device is 7400 rubles and break-even time is 3.6 months. The device is reliable, low-cost, and simple enough in construction to be built at an auto-transport plant.

Descriptors :   *Automotive vehicles, *Vehicle heaters, Gas heating, Furnaces, Ducts, Ventilators, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE