Gas-Diesel Engine

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gas-Diesel Engine

 

a gas engine that takes in a gas-air mixture and compresses it until the small amount of liquid fuel injected at the end of the compression stroke is ignited (as in a diesel). The compression ratio is approximately 15 to 1. Gas-diesel engines are used at gas-pumping stations in the petroleum and gas industry.

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