Machine shops are getting in on the action as part of the government’s new generation of steam engine technologies, as they seek to cut costs and make it easier for schools to build their own engines.
Engine knocking is one of a range of technologies that will be used in the new generation.
It involves using a mixture of chemicals to control the flow of air and heat through a turbine to produce steam.
The process is much more energy-efficient than the process of using liquid nitrogen to heat an engine, which would have to be heated and cooled to a temperature that was lower than what was needed for the steam that the engine was being used for.
The Australian Government is building a new generation steam engine that will have to use the same chemical mixture and could be more efficient than existing engines, with a more efficient engine knocking.
It has been estimated that the cost of building an engine will be reduced by more than 50 per cent by the new engine.
“In the first year of commercial operation we have seen a huge drop in costs of the commercial steam engine,” said David Kipps, the head of engineering for the State Government’s steam engine unit.
The new generation engine will have a total of 30 cylinders.
It will have three fuel injectors that produce two cylinders of steam at a time.
The engines will also be powered by natural gas, and there will be a new fuel-rich air tank.
Engine Knockdown Engine knocking, also known as engine-based ignition, involves injecting a chemical mixture into a turbine and controlling its flow, rather than by controlling the amount of heat in the turbine.
It is the latest technology to be tested in Australia.
This process is particularly useful for schools, which have often had to rely on expensive chemicals for steam, such as methanol.
Methanol, however, is also very flammable.
To make the chemical mixture safer, the process is used in conjunction with the fuel injector.
“A lot of schools are using it as a first-line method of steam generation, and it’s a lot cheaper than having to buy expensive methanoline,” said Mr Kipp.
Engine knockdown is also being used in Australia’s power stations, where a new plant in South Australia will be using the new technology.
“We’ve been working with the State Department to develop an alternative to methanolic steam generation,” said Todd Young, the project manager for the South Australian Power Station’s Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Unit.
The first test of engine knockdown engines will be conducted at the Power Station in the Kimberley.
“There’s a range from around 15 to 40 cylinders in the pipeline, and we’re working on the final test in 2017 or 2018,” Mr Young said.
Engine-based engine knockdowns were first demonstrated in England in 2014, when an 18-cylinder steam engine was used at a coal-fired power station.