Automotive Applications In Mining

Hallare and Rosenqvist (1977) indicated that the first commercial applications for United Stirling engines will be for underground mine vehicles. The use of diesel engines in underground minework is a subject of increasing concern to those involved with industrial health and safety.

There is concern at the lone term effects on health of inhaling diesel exhaust emissions. There are dangers of fire and explosion from the high temperature exhausts, particularly after the safety devices have been tampered with by well-intentioned but ignorant mechanics or operators.

Stirling engines for underground mine vehicles have advantages in terms of reduced vehicle emissions, quiet operation, and low-temperature exhausts. Moreover, it is possible to foresee the next step for combination of the engine with thermal storage so as completely to eliminate exhaust emission when operating underground. Electric power is always available for recharging during shift changes or when loading and unloading. For mine locomotives used above and below ground, a combustion-heating system may be turned on when operating on the surface. It would provide the energy for both surface propulsion and to replenish the thermal battery for underground operation.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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