Conversion method of a diesel engine to a CNG-diesel dual fuel engine and its financial savings

Ismail, Muammar Mukhsin and Zulkifli, Abd Fathul Hakim and Mohd Ali, Mas Fawzi and Osman, Shahrul Azmir (2016) Conversion method of a diesel engine to a CNG-diesel dual fuel engine and its financial savings. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (8). ISSN 18196608

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Abstract

This paper presents the equipments necessary and methodology to convert a common-rail diesel engine to operate in dual fuel mode using compressed natural gas (CNG) as main fuel. A small quantity of diesel pilot fuel act as an ignition source to initiate the combustion. The conversion system was developed to reduce diesel consumption by manipulating and emulating signal from the common rail pressure sensor without major modification to the engine. The vehicle need to be inspected by several organizations after the conversion process to ensure that the vehicle is safely used on the road by the consumer. This paper is also presents the financial advantages of the conversion a diesel engine to CNG-Diesel dual fuel engine through the Return of Investment (ROI) calculation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:dual fuel; conversion method; CNG-Diesel; natural gas vehicle
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ751-805 Miscellaneous motors and engines
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
ID Code:8473
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:24 May 2017 15:57
Last Modified:24 May 2017 15:57

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