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Electronic Control and Related Development for Medium Speed Diesel Engines
Published September 28, 1995 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
With ever increasing demands for reduced diesel engine first cost and through-life costs, improved performance and reliability and reduced emissions, a fully integrated electronically-controlled fuel injection system offers significant benefits to achieving these goals.
This paper describes a brief history of the development of an electronically-controlled, cam-operated fuel pump within Lucas Bryce. This is followed by a description of the development work to provide more suitable electronic controls and architecture for a medium speed diesel engine, based on the use of cost-effective developments within the automotive diesel engine industry.
This work has led to full production of electronic fuel pumps and control modules.
Some of the performance benefits achievable on-engine are described and further opportunities using fully integrated electronic fueling control are discussed.
Finally, complementary developments within the injection equipment to help achieve the requirements of a modern diesel engine are described.