The setup consists of single cylinder, four stroke, Diesel engine connected to eddy current / Hydraulic type dynamometer for loading. It is provided with necessary instruments for combustion pressure and crank-angle measurements. These signals are interfaced to computer through engine indicator for PQ - PV diagrams.
Provision is also made for interfacing airflow, fuel flow, temperatures and load measurement. The set up has stand-alone panel box consisting of air box, fuel tank, manometer, fuel measuring unit, transmitters for air and fuel flow measurements, process indicator and engine indicator. Rotameters are provided for cooling water and calorimeter water flow measurement.
The setup enables study of engine performance for brake power, indicated power, frictional power, BMEP, IMEP, brake thermal efficiency, indicated thermal efficiency, Mechanical efficiency, volumetric efficiency, specific fuel consumption, A/F ratio and heat balance. Labview based Engine Performance Analysis software package "EnginesoftLV" is provided for on line performance evaluation. A computerized Diesel injection pressure measurement is optionally provided.
Online measurements and performance analysis
PQ-PV plots, performance plots and tabulated results
Data logging, editing, printing and export
IP, IMEP, FP indication
Engine: Make Kirloskar, Model TV1, Type 1 cylinder, 4 stroke Diesel, water cooled, power 5.2 kW at 1500 rpm, stroke 110 mm, bore 87.5 mm. 661 cc, CR 17.5
Product 224:Type eddy current, water cooled
Product 224H:Type Hydraulic
Propeller shaft: With universal joints
Air box: M S fabricated with orifice meter and manometer
Fuel tank: Capacity 15 lit with glass fuel metering column
Calorimeter: Type Pipe in pipe
Piezo sensor: Range 5000 PSI, with low noise cable