US 9,810,169 B2
Method and apparatus for controlling the starting of a forced induction internal combustion engine
Paresh Rameshchandra Desai, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Assigned to Perkins Engines Company Limited, Peterborough (GB)
Appl. No. 14/397,438
Filed by Perkins Engines Company Limited, Cambridgeshire (GB)
PCT Filed May 21, 2013, PCT No. PCT/GB2013/051327
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 27, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/175199, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 28, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 1208893.6 (GB), filed on May 21, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0083092 A1, Mar. 26, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F02B 47/08 (2006.01); F02G 5/00 (2006.01); F02D 41/06 (2006.01); F02B 39/10 (2006.01); F02N 19/00 (2010.01); F02D 41/00 (2006.01); F02B 33/40 (2006.01); F02B 37/11 (2006.01); F02D 23/00 (2006.01)
CPC F02D 41/064 (2013.01) [F02B 33/40 (2013.01); F02B 39/10 (2013.01); F02B 47/08 (2013.01); F02D 41/005 (2013.01); F02D 41/0007 (2013.01); F02D 41/062 (2013.01); F02N 19/00 (2013.01); F02B 37/11 (2013.01); F02D 23/00 (2013.01); F02D 41/0055 (2013.01); F02D 2700/0246 (2013.01); F02D 2700/0279 (2013.01); F02N 2200/023 (2013.01); F02N 2200/121 (2013.01); F02N 2200/122 (2013.01); Y02T 10/144 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
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1. A method for starting a forced induction internal combustion engine having a compressor assist device and an exhaust system, the exhaust system having an exhaust gas path, an exhaust gas aftertreatment device which is in the exhaust gas path, an exhaust gas recirculation path, and a recirculation valve in the exhaust gas recirculation path, such that, when the engine is turned on, exhaust gas may exit the engine into the exhaust gas path and at least part of the exhaust gas which has passed through the exhaust gas aftertreatment device may be recirculated to the engine air intake via the exhaust gas recirculation path, the method comprising the steps of:
when engine start is demanded, determining from at least one measured parameter whether engine start difficulty is expected;
if engine start difficulty is expected, turning on the compressor assist device to drive a forced induction compressor, thereby increasing the engine intake air pressure before starting the engine;
starting the engine;
returning the compressor assist device to normal operation when the engine exceeds a first performance threshold, and when the engine does not exceed the first performance threshold in a first period of time returning the compressor assist device to normal operation after a second extended period of time exceeding the first period of time, wherein the second extended period of time is determined from the at least one measured parameter;
if engine start difficulty is expected, heating the exhaust gas aftertreatment device before turning on the engine so that residual air within the exhaust system is warmed by the exhaust gas aftertreatment device;
opening the recirculation valve upon turning on the compressor assist device to allow warmed exhaust gases to recirculate to the engine air intake; and
closing the recirculation valve to prevent warmed exhaust gases from recirculating to the engine air intake when the engine exceeds a second performance threshold, and when the engine does not exceed the second performance threshold in the second extended period of time closing the recirculation valve after the second extended period of time.