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Measured Emissions of Small Engines under Steady State and Transient Operation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 01, 1994 by SAE International in United States
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The exhaust emissions of off-road and utility engines have recently come under increasingly thorough scrutiny and are now becoming the subject of federal regulations. While the most straightforward emissions guidelines relate to steady-state engine performance, it is well known that duty cycles of many small engines have a transient content and that its significance can vary strongly from application to application. Hence, it is important to examine how measured emissions change when the transient content of a test cycle is varied, and what kinds of steady-state and transient test cycles might realistically imitate operational conditions. These questions have been addressed in an experimental study in which several small two- and four-stroke engines have been tested under steady state and transient cycles. The same tests were also carried out when these engines had been adjusted to operate at leaner air-fuel ratios, as might be required by forthcoming regulations. The results of this study reveal some appreciable differences between steady-state and transient emissions of engines, particularly at leaner air-fuel ratios.
CitationBrereton, G., Morrison, K., Chishty, H., Schwartz, G. et al., "Measured Emissions of Small Engines under Steady State and Transient Operation," SAE Technical Paper 941806, 1994, https://doi.org/10.4271/941806.
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