external combustion engine

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external combustion engine

[ek′stərn·əl kəm′bəs·chən ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An engine in which the generation of heat is effected in a furnace or reactor outside the engine cylinder.
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Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order as determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practices J335 and J350 (refer to Title 43CFR 8343.
is the developer of the Cyclone engine, an eco-friendly external combustion engine.
As with other external combustion engines, Stirling engines can use heat sources other than from combustion of fuels.
The Stirling is an external combustion engine, so it can run on any fuel or heat source).
Pure Burn achieves possibly the lowest fuel consumption and cleanest exhaust of any piston car engine by using a cleverly designed external combustion chamber, situated away from the engine cylinders.
By the year 2000, two general types will have emerged: some form of electric vehicle, either in pure or hybrid (engine/electric) form, and a heat engine, most probably with external combustion, such as the Stirling, the Warren, or the diesel.
The project includes studying the metallurgical effects of high temperature thermal cycling on the heat exchangers of Cyclone's external combustion engine.
has successfully performed combustion acceptability tests of crude oil recovered from the Gulf of Mexico with its awardwinning, heat-regenerative external combustion engine.
The Phoenix waste energy recovery system will be powered by Cyclone's heat-regenerative, external combustion engine.
Pyrotechnic wizards External Combustion will be premiering a new show for family audiences called Tiger Tiger, and there will be a free fireworks display on the stroke of midnight.
Using the Rankine cycle, the engine features an external combustion chamber to heat the working fluid, which expands to create mechanical energy by moving pistons.
A steam, or external combustion, engine, on the other hand, heats water in an external boiler.

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