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glow plug

[′glō ‚pləg]
(mechanical engineering)
A small electric heater, located inside a cylinder of a diesel engine, that preheats the air and aids the engine in starting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Improved response was observed via experiments conducted by applying a short 3 to 5 second duration cranking period after an initial injector glow plug preheat period with fuel supplied to the injectors.
On the basis of product type, the ceramic glow plug segment is expected to expand at a comparatively higher value CAGR during the forecast period.
Glow-plug based mini IC engines use a resistively heated glow plug, having a platinum coil, to initiate combustion of the fuel-air charge.
The company said in a statement, "As a part of routine checks, we discovered a potential concern with EcoSport diesel variants related to the glow plug module which requires relocating the module.
The vaporizer uses an electrically heated glow plug to heat and evaporate diesel fuel, then introduce it into the exhaust stream directly before the DOC.
Glow fuel is a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and oil that is ignited after the battery heats the wire filament within the glow plug. The nitromethane additive increases the super bike's ability to idle low while improving high-speed performance.
fuel-powered models use glow plug engines, small internal combustion engines fuelled by a special mixture of nitromethane, methanol and oil (in most cases a blend of castor oil and synthetic oil).
Innovations include a glow plug controller that virtually eliminates cold-start white smoke, and an engine control unit that provides smoother operation and better synchronization in twin engine applications.
Siemens VDO recently announced the development of the Glow Plug Integrated Pressure Sensor (GPPS), a new product designed to reduce diesel emissions in light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
A glow plug ignited the vapor, and a small 6-volt fan pushed hot air into the car interior.
The system burns a small amount of fuel, either gasoline or diesel, in combustor fitted with a glow plug. The energy generated, about 5 kW, is used to warm engine coolant and heat the vehicle to the desired temperature.
Another key feature is the auto-ignition with the use of a "glow plug" rather than a piezoelectric igniter.