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Title: Lean-Burn Stationary Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Operation with a Prototype Miniature Diode Side Pumped Passively Q-switched Laser Spark Plug

Abstract

To meet the ignition system needs of large bore lean burn stationary natural gas engines a laser diode side pumped passively Q-switched laser igniter was developed and used to ignite lean mixtures in a single cylinder research engine. The laser design was produced from previous work. The in-cylinder conditions and exhaust emissions produced by the miniaturized laser were compared to that produced by a laboratory scale commercial laser system used in prior engine testing. The miniaturized laser design as well as the combustion and emissions data for both laser systems was compared and discussed. It was determined that the two laser systems produced virtually identical combustion and emissions data.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
935268
Report Number(s):
DOE/NETL-IR-2008-134; NETL-TPR-1847
TRN: US200818%%704
DOE Contract Number:  
None cited
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) 2008 Spring Technical Conference, April 27-30, 2008, Chicago, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; COMBUSTION; DESIGN; ENGINES; IGNITION SYSTEMS; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; LASERS; MIXTURES; NATURAL GAS; TESTING

Citation Formats

McIntyre, D L, Woodruff, S D, McMillian, M H, Richardson, S W, and Gautam, Mridul. Lean-Burn Stationary Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Operation with a Prototype Miniature Diode Side Pumped Passively Q-switched Laser Spark Plug. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
McIntyre, D L, Woodruff, S D, McMillian, M H, Richardson, S W, & Gautam, Mridul. Lean-Burn Stationary Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Operation with a Prototype Miniature Diode Side Pumped Passively Q-switched Laser Spark Plug. United States.
McIntyre, D L, Woodruff, S D, McMillian, M H, Richardson, S W, and Gautam, Mridul. Tue . "Lean-Burn Stationary Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Operation with a Prototype Miniature Diode Side Pumped Passively Q-switched Laser Spark Plug". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/935268.
@article{osti_935268,
title = {Lean-Burn Stationary Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Operation with a Prototype Miniature Diode Side Pumped Passively Q-switched Laser Spark Plug},
author = {McIntyre, D L and Woodruff, S D and McMillian, M H and Richardson, S W and Gautam, Mridul},
abstractNote = {To meet the ignition system needs of large bore lean burn stationary natural gas engines a laser diode side pumped passively Q-switched laser igniter was developed and used to ignite lean mixtures in a single cylinder research engine. The laser design was produced from previous work. The in-cylinder conditions and exhaust emissions produced by the miniaturized laser were compared to that produced by a laboratory scale commercial laser system used in prior engine testing. The miniaturized laser design as well as the combustion and emissions data for both laser systems was compared and discussed. It was determined that the two laser systems produced virtually identical combustion and emissions data.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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