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Lubricating Oil Consumption Measurement on Large Gas Engines

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Large Engines Competence Center GmbH, 8010 Graz, Austria
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JR AquaConSol GmbH, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Institute of Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Lubricants 2022, 10(3), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants10030040
Received: 24 January 2022 / Revised: 25 February 2022 / Accepted: 3 March 2022 / Published: 8 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tribology in Mobility)
Increasing the reliability of combustion engines while further reducing emissions and life cycle costs are the main drivers for optimizing lubricating oil consumption (LOC). However, in order to reduce the lube oil consumption of an engine, it is crucial to measure it accurately. Therefore, a LOC measurement device based on the use of the stable isotope deuterium has been developed. Previous publications have focused on the use of passenger car engines. This publication describes the first application of this newly developed method on a large gas engine. This is of particular interest as large-bore engines might show different oil consumption behavior, much higher LOC in gram per hour and the bigger oil reservoir need larger amounts of tracer. Additionally, a different type of fuel has an effect on oil consumption measurement as well, as presented in this paper. The results showed this method can be applied to large gas engines as well after conducting minor changes to the measurement setup. However, other than liquid fuels, the origin and isotopic composition of the natural gas has to be monitored. Ideally, gas from large storage is used for carrying out these measurements. View Full-Text
Keywords: lubrication; oil consumption; tracer; deuterium; IR spectroscopy lubrication; oil consumption; tracer; deuterium; IR spectroscopy
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Rossegger, B.; Leis, A.; Vareka, M.; Engelmayer, M.; Wimmer, A. Lubricating Oil Consumption Measurement on Large Gas Engines. Lubricants 2022, 10, 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants10030040

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Rossegger B, Leis A, Vareka M, Engelmayer M, Wimmer A. Lubricating Oil Consumption Measurement on Large Gas Engines. Lubricants. 2022; 10(3):40. https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants10030040

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Rossegger, Bernhard, Albrecht Leis, Martin Vareka, Michael Engelmayer, and Andreas Wimmer. 2022. "Lubricating Oil Consumption Measurement on Large Gas Engines" Lubricants 10, no. 3: 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants10030040

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