The setup consists of four cylinder, four stroke,
Turbo charged, Diesel engine connected to eddy
current 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 P?-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. Provision is made to conduct
performance test with and without turbocharger. The pressure after turbocharger and
temperatures across intercooler are indicated separately on the dash board panel.
The setup enables study of engine performance for brake power, indicated power, frictional
power, BMEP, IMEP, brake thermal efficiency, indicated thermal efficiency,
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.