What are the remedies to start heavy duty diesel engine at -15 degree?
What type of cold starting arrangement is required?
The first thing done is to heat the combustion chamber using glowplugs. It will allow to have a hotter air in the combustion chamber and thus favor the evaporation of the fuel. This phase was longer on old diesel engines, whereas today, it is almost transparent.Also in very cold weather countries, some cars or trucks have a block heater. It is an electrical device which heats some fluids like coolant and oil, to make it easier.And I think that the diesel fuel used in cold weather countries is made more volatile, to favors evaporation. Perharps somebody will be able to eventually confirm and give more details on it...
École de Technologie Supérieure
João Miranda Garcia
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Dr. T. HariPrasad
Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Massimo A Fazio
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Michigan
Taib Iskandar Mohamad
National University of Malaysia