chapter  10
Reciprocating Engines
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Reciprocating internal combustion engine technology is widespread and well known. North American production exceeds 35 million units per year for automobiles, trucks, construction and mining equipment, marine propulsion, lawn care, and a diverse set of power generation applications. Various stationary engine products are available for a range of power generation market applications and duty cycles, including standby and emergency power peaking service, intermediate and base-load power, and combined heat and power (CHP). Reciprocating engines are available for power generation applications in sizes ranging from a few kilowatts to over 5 MW.