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air engine

[¦er ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An engine in which compressed air is the actuating fluid.
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The first phase of this programme -- proof of the technical concept in Tata Motors vehicles -- has now been successfully completed with the compressed air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles.
The compressed air engine is operated during the start, acceleration or going up a hill where the electric motor consumes a great deal of power rapidly.
The Energine company has created its PHEV (Pneumatic-Hybrid Electric Vehicle) that uses a two-stroke compressed air engine for start, acceleration, and uphill climbs.
Meanwhile future of air engine makers Rolls Royce was hanging in the balance, eventually surviving by a restructuring plan.
With new stringent EPA air quality standards in full effect beginning in 2004, Nissan has once again taken the leadership position in clean air engine technology by becoming the first lift truck manufacturer to receive compliance status with their new Electronic Concentrated Control System on all new Nissan K21 and K25, gasoline, LPG, and dual fuel industrial engines.
Instead, the taxis will feature a compressed air engine designed by French inventor, Guy Negre, and his company, Motor Development International (MDI).
This new patent provides greater protection for our high-efficiency, clean air engine system, and added proof of the uniqueness of what we have built," stated Harry Schoell, Cyclone's CEO and inventor of the engine.
Their zero-emission system is really exciting, to be running a liquid air engine quite literally means our cooling is running on thin air
9-litre Twin Air engine that generates 85bhp, and a 95bhp 1.
The difference is that in a compressed air engine, the pistons are moved by air and not gasoline.
The closed-cycle Stirling hot air engine was designed as a safe, economical and efficient alternative to steam.
Di Pietro points to a study at Monash University in 2002 which found that his air engine used 770 liters per minute per horsepower.