electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Gordon JC Pearce <gordon_at_gjcp.net>
Date: Wed Dec 15 03:18:51 2004

Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> Hi William
> I was right next to a flywheel started no-break diesel.
> It was running at full load in about one second from
> a complete stand still. My heart was pounding quite hard
> from the adrenaline rush I got. Another way to start
> a diesel fast is with compressed air.
> In anycase, "Yes", they can start that fast.
> Dwight

I've seen an industrial diesel genny, eight cylinder two-stroke, barrels
damn near as tall as me. When it's stopped, an electric motor winds it
up to just past TDC on one. To start it there are two compressed air
receivers the size of welding bottles which fire into one then the next
cylinder to pass TDC (can't remember which, probably five). It's kept
warm with a 1kW heater in the oil pan. It's practically capable of full
load before it's finished one complete revolution of the crank...

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