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Posted: 02/21/18 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like my own personal natural gas field and 1 Megawatt Worthington natural gas generator to sell power back to the utility. With enough dehumidifiers, I could get structure humidity down to 20% with 22c. Even the garage which houses my Rolls extended chassis and Oshkosh touring rig.

Nice to dream. I was forced to use a hydraulic test bench to test alternator output curves from 500 RPM to 3,000 RPM. The winner was my 50DN Delco that develops 80 amps at 500 ALTERNATOR RPM.

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DrewE wrote:

If only there were some mechanical method to increase rotational speed and allow high speed devices to be operated by lower speed motors....


I have heard rumors that such technology exists... I'll have to Google it.

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10" driver - 2" driven

Pulleys

One will get you five...

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MrWizard wrote:

doesn't need to be governed
IF
they use a pump powered multiphase alternator head and inverter electronics ?

i think this is a case of a solution looking for a problem
like one post suggested "cost is no object, its about bragging rights"


That was me. Now, if someone gave me one (Earth Roamer), I'd be happy to use it as an RV, but buy one, no way. Just a status symbol for the well to do set.


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drsteve wrote:

DrewE wrote:

If only there were some mechanical method to increase rotational speed and allow high speed devices to be operated by lower speed motors....


I have heard rumors that such technology exists... I'll have to Google it.


They're economical, compact, and they can handle high loads. They've been around and used successfully for years. I'll gladly save you the time/trouble googling it. It's called a . . . . planetary gearset. Typically they are used for gear reduction, but they don't have to be.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

MrWizard wrote:

run the drive engine, to power a hydraulic pump , too spin a generator

something here doesn't make sense to me

1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

When you convert one form of energy to another, you can't win. You can't even "break even".

Not trying to argue but most train engines are Diesel over Electric I think.
I would NOT want this setup.
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