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possibility of running an AVA2 on hfo
« on: July 19, 2009, 02:04:12 AM »
I have the opportunity of getting a Petter AVA2 that needs a bit of fixing but I don't want to get it if I can't convert the engine to run on 250 cst Heavy fuel oil (HFO).
I work on a diesel power plant that uses HFO so I have an idea of the difficulties of using this fuel.

I know for a fact that the HFO has to be heated to around 120-135C to obtain a viscosity of 16-6 cts  for the power plant engine to run properly and not blow out the injection pump seals. At these high temp how would the AVA2 injection pump and injector handle these temp and how difficult would it be to change any rubber seals to viton.

All of this is to try and get cheaper electricity because the utility rate here in jamaica is over $0.16/kwh US and if this works I would try scale up to 12Kw generator sets to try and sell.