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Detroit Diesel Allison Announces
Significant Engineering Advancements
To Its Series 149 Engines
Detroit Diesel Allison (DDA) Di- vision of General Motors has an- nounced significant engineering ad- vancements to its Series 149 engines (now designated "Silver 149s") used extensively in mining, construction, industrial and marine applications.
One technological advancement credited with a 6 to 10 percent improvement in fuel economy is
DDA's air induction system. The primary feature of this system is a blower bypass relief valve located in a special chamber between the in- tercooler and the blower. It operates as follows: 1. At suitable engine speed and load, the bypass valve allows air pressure on the inlet and outlet sides of the blower to equalize. This virtually elimi- nates the pumping load of the blower. 2. The blower continues to turn since it is driven by the gear train of the engine. However, with the pumping load re- moved, the blower is in a free wheeling state. 3. In this state, the blower re- quires minimal horsepower to operate. This savings in fric- tion horsepower translates di- rectly into increased fuel effi- ciency.
Newly-designed and re-engi- neered components are featured on the Silver 149s, representing state- of-the-art diesel technology.
Tube-and-Shell Oil Cooler
Available on 8V- and 16V-149TI engines, the tube-and-shell oil cool- er increases engine life through de- creased oil temperature, improved oil filtration and better oil flow. For each 10 degree F reduction in oil sump temperature, related compo- nentry life is increased by approxi- mately 50 percent. Oil filtration is improved by the addition of two more oil filters which should extend the oil and filter change intervals.
Other advantages of the new tube-and-shell cooler include in- creased oil flow by up to 17 percent; increased oil gallery pressure; re- duced oil system restriction; and cleanable tube bundle.
This device senses higher-than- normal crankcase pressure resulting from piston blow-by, seal leakage or other detectable malfunctions. The crankcase monitor signals a warning to the operator so that he can shut down the engine immediately and prevent extensive engine damage.
September 1, 1985
Cylinder Kit Components
All Silver 149s use DDA's cross- head piston which features a sepa- rate crown and skirt that work inde- pendently of each other. The crown absorbs combustion forces while the skirt absorbs thrust loads. To in- crease the reliability of the rod-to- pin joint, the piston incorporates a new, one-piece, solid piston pin for greater durability and longer life.
The new oil control ring pack can reduce oil consumption by up to 70 percent. Ring life-to-overhaul of the engine is increased significantly by maintaining uniformity of oil film across the face of the rings.
In addition to these improve- ments, DDA's Silver 149s provide benefits to the user in increased pro- ductivity, excellent performance at
Detroit Diesel Allison's Series 149 en- gines—now designated "Silver 149s"—fea- ture newly designed and re-engineered components representing state-of-the-art diesel technology.
The air induction system of Detroit Diesel
Allison's Silver 149 turbocharged and turbo- charged intercooled engines represents a major breakthrough in air flow technology. high altitudes and upgrading of the engine through a planned retrofit program.
Outstanding performance at high altitudes is available from Detroit
Diesel Silver 149s because turbo- charging and intercooling in the en- gines have a tendency to minimize the effect of less dense air. The tur- bocharger forces more air into the air induction system, and the inter- cooler cools it to make it more dense. The 16V-149TI model shows no horsepower loss up to 10,000 feet and no adjustments to the fuel sys- tem are necessary.
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Gould Gets $16.9-Million
Navy Contract For Towed
Arrays For Submarines
Gould Defense Systems Inc. of
Glen Burnie, Md., has been awarded a $16,900,000 firm-fixed-price Navy contract for 45 TB-16A/BQ towed arrays for SSN and SSBN subma- rines. Work is expected to be com- pleted by October 1, 1987. Contract funds would not have expired at the end of the current fiscal year. The
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