Operation tests of an engine supplied with alternative fuels, working as a distributed generation device

  • Adrian Chmielewski Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Institute of Vehicles http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2049-578X
  • Robert Gumiński Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Institute of Vehicles
  • Tomasz Mydłowski Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Institute of Vehicles
  • Artur Małecki Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Institute of Vehicles
  • Krzysztof Bogdziński Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Institute of Vehicles

Abstract

This works discusses the test performance of a HONDA NHX 110 engine supplied with RON 95 engine fuel and alternative fuels, including: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and biogas. The tests were conducted for various ignition advance angle values. Tests and analyzes were performed on the basis of several hundred work cycles at maximum engine load on the authors’ own low capacity, dynamometer testing unit at the Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering. To analyze the test results in their statistical rendering, use was made of measures such as kurtosis, coefficient of variation, asymmetric coefficient, probability density function among others. The research determined the repeatability of a performed experiment and how selected operation parameters (ignition advance angle, fuel type) influence the repeatability of measurements. The use of alternative fuels to power a low-power spark-ignition combustion engine was also analyzed in this work in the context of its use as a distributed generation device, particularly in a polygeneration system. The paper also presents and analyzes toxic compound emissions accompanying the work of the engine.

Author Biography

Adrian Chmielewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering, Institute of Vehicles
Cogeneration, Renewable Energy, Modelling, Stirling engines, ICE engine
Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
CHMIELEWSKI, Adrian et al. Operation tests of an engine supplied with alternative fuels, working as a distributed generation device. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 97, n. 5, p. 437--445, dec. 2017. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/1272>. Date accessed: 03 aug. 2021.
Section
Research and Development in Power Engineering 2017

Keywords

Operation tests; alternative fuels; open indicator diagram; probability density function; distributed generation; statistical analysis

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