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Solving For Air Flow Rate


cubic inch displacement (CID) engine speed (RPM) volumetric efficiency (VE)


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cubic inch displacement (CID)=0=0 engine speed (RPM) =0 =0 volumetric efficiency (VE) =0=0



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cubic inch displacement cubic inch displacement air flow rate head gasket volume piston deck volume compression ratio fuel system injector size per horsepower Where VE = volumetric efficiency CFM = engine air flow rate - cubic feet per minute CID =engine displacement, size or volume - cubic inches RPM = engine speed - revolutions per minute NOC = number of cylinders BORE = length STROKE= length HGV = head gasket volume HGCT = head gasket compressed thickness PDV = piston deck volume DPD = deck to piston distance VPD = volume of piston depressions VPB = volume of piston bumps SV = swept volume CR = compression ratio CCV = combustion chamber volume ISH = injector size per horsepower HP = horsepower References - Books:

Exact formula for calculating diesel consumption of diesel generator?

You will need the specific fuel consumption of the engine, but it is probably close to 0.5 pounds per HP hour or 250g/KW.h. That is specified for the output shaft power at the operating RPM. It

depends whether you have a turbo charger, the fuel a little, the air temperature and barometric pressure. Make sure exhaust and air intakes are not restricted too. You may find for a gen-set that you get a set of curves with the fuel consumption for different KW output. These account for the alternator efficiency already. Contact the engine supplier etc for this info. Use KWh from the generator (volts x amps x time gives KVAh not KWh). The amps might be up to 20% higher, depending on power factor of the load. The reactive part of the load does not need power from the engine. This is why I say to use KWh not KW, as you can use ordinary KWh meters (which ignore the reactive load). Allow for the efficiency of the generator (which varies somewhat, especially at light loads). Let's say 85%. Remember it is exciting the field, so that must be included in the efficiency. Thus if you are using 350KW for one hour, the engine provides 350KWh/0.85 = 411.8KWh (412KWh). The fuel used is 412KWh x 0.25Kg = 103Kg of fuel. Now you need the specific gravity of the fuel you are using. You can call the fuel distributor. Ideally this is corrected for temperature of the fuel with the engine running, remembering the engine heats the fuel in the day tank due to recirculation. Let's assume 0.85 is the SG, so that means 0.85kg/l so 103Kg of fuel is 103/0.85 = 121 liters. In practice it may be higher, especially if the engine is old and worn. This answer is something like the maximum consumption, full rated output, 121 liters per hour. OR 26.6 imperial gallons or 32 US gallons per hour. Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_speci

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