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Title: 50000Hp coal slurry diesel engine


The significance of this novel 2 cycle design is that it more efficiently produces 2 power strokes per cylinder per cycle compared to a single power stroke of the current large stationary 2 and 4 cycle diesel engines.

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Conference: 19. international technical conference on coal utilization and fuel systems: the greening of coal, Clearwater, FL (United States), 21-24 Mar 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 19th international technical conference on coal utilization and fuel systems: The greening of coal; PB: 874 p.
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Crippa, E.R.. 50000Hp coal slurry diesel engine. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Crippa, E.R.. 50000Hp coal slurry diesel engine. United States.
Crippa, E.R.. 1994. "50000Hp coal slurry diesel engine". United States. doi:.
title = {50000Hp coal slurry diesel engine},
author = {Crippa, E.R.},
abstractNote = {The significance of this novel 2 cycle design is that it more efficiently produces 2 power strokes per cylinder per cycle compared to a single power stroke of the current large stationary 2 and 4 cycle diesel engines.},
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