Event Title

2014-2015 Diesel-Methane Group

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

20-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Bruce Jones

Mentor's Email Address

bruce.jones@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has developed new Pollution regulations for air pollutants for stationary point sources. The amount of gaseous and particulate matter that can be released from stationary rotating internal combustion engines. Natural Gas is cleaner burning and cost less than diesel. It is hoped that by retrofitting existing stationary diesel engines, entities can avoid the significant costs needed to replace and operate existing stationary diesel engines. Engine emissions testing will be conducted per 40 CFR, Part 1039 and Part 1065. 40 CFR are the requirements of how to load the engine and how to conduct emission testing for gaseous and particulate matter emissions. The testing involved taking measurements at different levels of There was a lot of design intent involved, with the setting up of software programs and hardware systems for measuring information, such as temperature and pressure readings. We had to create a way to measure flow using a differential pressure sensor in the intake of the engine. We also took readings of in-cylinder pressure as the engine went through its fourstroke cycle; with this data we created Pressure vs. Volume diagrams which aided in determining the change in engine performance. The results from this project may lead to helping companies and governments to build a more cost effective and a cleaner environment, while reducing the depletion of the world’s natural resources.

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2014-2015 Diesel-Methane Group

CSU 203

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has developed new Pollution regulations for air pollutants for stationary point sources. The amount of gaseous and particulate matter that can be released from stationary rotating internal combustion engines. Natural Gas is cleaner burning and cost less than diesel. It is hoped that by retrofitting existing stationary diesel engines, entities can avoid the significant costs needed to replace and operate existing stationary diesel engines. Engine emissions testing will be conducted per 40 CFR, Part 1039 and Part 1065. 40 CFR are the requirements of how to load the engine and how to conduct emission testing for gaseous and particulate matter emissions. The testing involved taking measurements at different levels of There was a lot of design intent involved, with the setting up of software programs and hardware systems for measuring information, such as temperature and pressure readings. We had to create a way to measure flow using a differential pressure sensor in the intake of the engine. We also took readings of in-cylinder pressure as the engine went through its fourstroke cycle; with this data we created Pressure vs. Volume diagrams which aided in determining the change in engine performance. The results from this project may lead to helping companies and governments to build a more cost effective and a cleaner environment, while reducing the depletion of the world’s natural resources.

Recommended Citation

Childs, Michael; Alexander Eustice; and Jack Hawkins. "2014-2015 Diesel-Methane Group." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_03/2