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Services, Wärtsilä Finland Oy

Engine section Engine type Ref. Date Issue Document No. Page
01 Operating data See below WFI–S 08-Jan-2013 01 3201Q214 1(2)

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OPERATING
INSTRUCTION
Peak pressures
Engine type This bulletin concerns WÄRTSILÄ
®
Vasa 32, 32GD, 32LN and 32LNGD
engines.
General The level of mechanical stress put on the engine components is directly
related to the peak pressure (firing pressure) of the engine.
Note! Too high peak pressure will increase the risk of engine failure and human
injury.
Factors with an influence on peak pressures are e.g.
 Injection timing
 Compression ratio
 Charge air pressure
 Ambient temperature
 Fuel quality
The table below shows the maximum allowed continuous peak pressure
depending on which type of connecting rod the engine is fitted with.
Note! Engines with lower rating have lower maximum allowed peak pressures
than listed below.
Maximum allowed continuous peak pressure
Type of Connecting Rod (bar)
O-profile



145
H-profile



155
Three-piece



165
See also bulletins,
 3201N023, “Injection timing and max. combustion pressures”
 WV01Q099, “Measuring firing pressures”
Recommendation Contact Wärtsilä for more information if the maximum allowed peak
pressure has been exceeded for longer periods.

Services, Wärtsilä Finland Oy Operating Instruction
Issue Document No. Page
01 3201Q214 2(2)

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