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Diesel EngineDiesel engines are internal combustion engines that use the heat of compression to initiate ignition to burn the fuel, which is injected into the combustion chamber during the final stage of compression. By comparison a petrol engine uses spark plugs to ignite the air-fuel mixture. The engine and thermodynamic Diesel cycle were both developed by Rudolf Diesel in 1897. Diesel engines have been used in everything from generators to submarines.
Diesel engines for sale in the UKDiesel engines for sale in the UK are popular for many reasons. Typically, a diesel engine will burn less fuel than a petrol engine performing the same work, due to the engine's higher temperature of combustion and greater expansion ratio. They are also more efficient than petrol or gasoline engines, able to convert over 30 per cent of fuel energy into mechanical energy. Diesel engines for in the UK last much longer than their petrol counterparts, normally having a lifespan twice as long because the stronger parts used in them. Diesel fuel also has better lubrication properties than regular petrol.
Used diesel engines Our range of diesel engines includes marine diesel engines. Marine diesel engines use a reciprocating engine system. For slow speed engines a rotating crankshaft delivers power to the propeller directly. On medium and high speed marine diesel engines for sale, a gearbox is used. An alternator and electric motor is used in diesel-electric vessels. The reciprocating marine diesel engine was first used in 1903 on the river tanker Vandal, put into service by Branobel. Most modern larger merchant ships use either a slow speed, two stroke, crosshead engine, or medium speed, four stroke, trunk engines. Some smaller vessels may use high speed diesel engines.