We could all be forgiven for
thinking that the only types of engine that existare the petrol
and diesel engines.
They are everywhere.
they can’t do everything.
For decades the only
thing that could launch a
plane off an aircraft carrier was the
expansive ability of steam.
For centuries we
have told the time courtesy of the spring and clockwork.
millennia we have developed many types of water pump.
pump has unique capabilities.
For remote locations, water can
be pumped to a huge height. What else can do that?
Thermofluidics Ltd’s Stirling
water pump is solar driven and self starts.
How many engines can do that?
NASA are developing the Moon
Stirling generators will be used to generate the
electricity. Stirling KiloPower
The point I want to raise is, that whilst the petrol
and diesel engines are capable of many things, outside of their
performance envelope, we need specialist engines.
What are the key abilities of
can run for years – continuously – without
The record is 14 years.
only noise is metal sliding or rotating next to metal.
the Swedish Stirling Submarine
evaded detection by
the USS Ronald Regan
aircraft carrier in the 2005 NATO war
games, there was much
Lack of Exhaust Toxins
Stirling is driven by heat. When the Stirling is driven by solar
heat there is no exhaust.
When the heat is produced from
burning, the combustion can be clean.
The reason is that the
heating is external to the power cylinder.
Combustion can be
clean. No generation of CO or NOx.
The Stirling driven
Palliard gramophone was for use inside our living spaces.
is an engine that can be used safely inside
Low Power Ability
petrol engine is far too powerful to run a stove top circulation
Kontax Stirling fan? Silent. No exhaust fumes.
Just the job!