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GENERAL INFORMATION

Combustion Stability Limit: ESP:


As engine load is reduced from manufacturer’s rated ESP is the service program (software) that is the primary
load, combustion pressure within the engine diminishes. means of obtaining information on ESM status. ESP
Below some power output, combustion is no longer provides a graphical (visual) interface and is the means
stable, and exhaust oxygen is not a good indicator of by which the information that the ECU logs can be read.
AFR. This is the combustion stability limit. The actuator ESP comes installed on the ECP, or ESP can be installed
travel limits (rich and lean limits) are employed at loads on a PC with Microsoft® Windows® XP operating
below this point to prevent driving the engine into either system. A PC used to run the ESP software connects to
rich or lean misfire. the ECU via an RS-232 serial cable.

DB Connector: ECU:
A family of plugs and sockets widely used in The ECU is the central module, or “hub,” of the ESM. The
communications and computer devices. DB connectors entire ESM interfaces with the ECU. All ESM
come in 9, 15, 25, 37 and 50-pin sizes. The DB connector components, the PC with ESP software and customer-
defines the physical structure of the connector, not the supplied data acquisition devices connect to the ECU.
purpose of each line.
Fault:
Dead Band:
A fault is any condition detected by the ESM that is out-
The dead band prevents excessive stepper travel under of-range, unusual or outside normal operating
minor variations in conditions. conditions. Included are the following:

Detonation: • SH: An SH fault indicates the value of the sensor is


higher than its normal operating range.
See Knock: on page 1.15-5.
• SL: An SL fault indicates the value of the sensor is
Digital Signals: lower than its normal operating range.
• Short or Open Circuit: A short or open circuit indicates
Signals representing data in binary form that a computer
sensor value is outside valid operating range and is
can understand. The signal is 0 or 1 (off or on).
most likely due to a damaged sensor or wiring.
Droop:
Fault Log:
When a governor operates in droop mode, it means that
The ECU records faults into the fault log as they occur.
the governor will allow the engine to slow down slightly
The fault log is viewed using the ESM System ESP
under load. Droop is used to simulate the situation with
software and HMI.
mechanical governors where the engine will run at a
slightly higher rpm than the setpoint when no load is Feedforward Control:
placed on the engine.
Feedforward control, also referred to as load coming
E-Help: control, is a governing feature that allows the engine to
accept larger load additions than would normally be
E-Help is the name of the electronic help file included
possible.
with the ESP software. E-Help provides fault code
troubleshooting information. Freewheeling Diode:
ESM: A freewheeling diode is added across the coils of a relay
or solenoid to suppress the high induced voltages that
The Engine System Manager is a system designed to
may occur when equipment is turned off.
optimize engine performance and maximize uptime. The
ESM integrates spark time control, speed governing, Function Keys:
knock detection, start-stop control, air-fuel control,
diagnostic tools, fault logging and engine safeties. A set of keys on a computer keyboard that are numbered
F1 – F12 which perform special functions, depending on
the application program in use.

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