Accession Number : ADD002943
Title : Engine Compression Testing.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Fineman,Howard E ; Schlosser,Steven M ; Hill,Lawrence M ; Hanson,Richard E
Report Date : 17 Feb 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : The patent relates to a method of testing compression capabilities of multi-cylinder engines which are cranked with electrically-energized starter motors. The cylinders are prevented from firing, and the engine is cranked by the starter motor. During the cranking period measurements are taken of the starter motor current. A comparison of the peak current and average current provides an indication of the compression capability of the engine.
Descriptors : *Internal combustion engines, *Diagnostic equipment, *Patents, Compression, Engine starters, Electric current, Peak power
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Reciprocating and Rotating Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE