Crossley Type IHD4 Diesel Engine

Made:
1960 in Openshaw
maker:
Crossley Brothers Limited
Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960.
Photographed on display in the Power Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960.
Photographed on display in the Power Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960.
Photographed on display in the Power Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960.
Photographed on display in the Power

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Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Photographed on display in the Power
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Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Photographed on display in the Power
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Photographed on display in the Power
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Diesel test engine Type 1HD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Photographed on display in the Power
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Four-stroke diesel engine, Type IHD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Used at the Tameside Collecge of Technology for testing different engine loads.

'In order to improve performance of internal combustion engines, it is necessary to make a study of various aspects of their operation. Measurements are taken of cylinder pressure, cooling water flow and tempeature, exhaust gas temperature and fuel consumption. This information enables an assessment of power output and efficiency to be made. This engine, which by modern standards, runs at slow speeds, is instrumented to show how measurements were taken. A load, which acts as a brake, is applied to the engine by the weighted rope placed around the flywheel.' (Interpretation panel, c.1990s.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
Y1976.22.2
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron and glass
type:
diesel internal combustion engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
credit:
Gift of Tameside College of Technology