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Exhaust emission from combat vehicle engines during start and warm-up

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Author(s): Jerzy MERKISZ | Ireneusz PIELECHA | Jacek PIELECHA | Maciej SZUKALSKI

Journal: Transport Problems : an International Scientific Journal
ISSN 1896-0596

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 121;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: exhaust emission | combat vehicle

ABSTRACT
The paper presents the results of the investigations of an armored modular vehicle 8x8 Rosomak fitted with a diesel engine during start and warm-up. For the measurements of the toxic compounds a portable SEMTECH DS analyzer by SENSORS was used. The analyzer allowed a measurement of toxic compounds at the same time measuring the mass flow rate of the exhaust gases. The analysis of the PM emission was performed based on the measurement of the size of the particulate matter (analyzer 3090 EEPS – Engine Exhaust Particle Sizer™ Spectrometer – by TSI Incorporated) and counting of the particles (analyzer Particle Counter by AVL).The measurements of CO, HC, NOx, PM and fuel consumption have also been carried out under static conditions, during startup and at constant engine speed without engine load. For the measurement of the engine operating conditions and the fuel consumption a diagnostic vehicle system was used. Based on the obtained results an analysis of the operating conditions of the combat vehicle engine in the emission and fuel economy related aspect has been performed.
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