RECONFIGURATION OF AN IMMOVABLE 8 HP LISTER SLIP ENGINE TO A COMPACT MOVABLE GENERATOR
Authors: *Ebhojiaye R.S, Eboigbe C.I, Amiolemhen P.E, Ogbebor O.E
This study was carried out to configure an 8 hp Nisan engine into a portable compact generator using locally sourced materials. In the design and assembly of this engine-generator, the base trolley was fabricated using mild steel H-beams. The base of the trolley was fabricated and formed into the water reservoir as the engine is water cooled. Other components such as the alternator, electric starter, water pump and accessories were mounted on the base trolley. Parameters of some components such as the mass of trolley, the driven pulley diameter, power transmitted by belt and power of pump were determined and the design values were used for the selection of some of these components. Performance test was carried on the reconfigured generator. The results showed that the vibration of the engine was sufficiently mitigated by the four tyres attached to the base of the trolley. The 100-liter water reservoir was sufficient to provide the cooling needs of the engine. Furthermore, it was observed that the desired output of 232 volts was obtained.
Affiliations: Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Keywords: Slip Engine, Engine-Generator, Diesel Generator, Vibration Control, Base Trolley
Published date: 2016/12/30