auxiliary engine

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Noun1.auxiliary engine - (nautical) a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass)
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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Stock Sweepers LTD have been working in collaboration with Water Fuel Engineering (WFE) to develop a low emission auxiliary engine, which powers the vehicleas brushes and vacuum.WFE, established in Bulgaria, developed Oxy-Hydrogen technology from an armament factory in Sofia.
The boat's main engine had failed after launching from Meols and its auxiliary engine did not have the power to overcome the receding tide.
The vehicle is to cover 109 km all-electric range, with an auxiliary engine to allow operation in hybrid mode.
"The fire involved the ignition of oil that had been accidentally released within an auxiliary engine room boiler," he said.
D Series units are powered by a heavy-duty diesel fueled auxiliary engine. 800.382.8302,
The 80ft Pembrokeshire Beagle would have a modern interior and diesel auxiliary engine, but an exterior faithful to its 19th century forebear.
''The policy has been serving as an auxiliary engine of the economy,'' Fukuma said.
Two engines power the vehicle, a 420hp auxiliary engine at the rear and a 300hp traction engine at the front.
That's one idea from Belfast-based B9 Shipping, which is working on a 21st-century version of the clipper, with three masts and a Rolls-Royce auxiliary engine, powered by natural gas.
D Series units are powered by a heavy-duty diesel fueled auxiliary engine. These models are fully shrouded to inhibit noise, assure operation in cold weather and protect against engine and water pump damage.
masts, augmented by a 325 hp Caterpillar 3208 auxiliary engine, a pair of newly constructed 80 ft.

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