Established in 1976, the Jones Marine engineering Laboratory is primarily utilised for our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, consultancy and research.
Teaching includes work relating to marine diesel engine construction, operation and performance assessment, heat exchanger design, exhaust gas emission measurement and analysis, and also gear design and manufacture. Each year a number of students undertake experimental and practical projects which are conducted in the laboratories.
The laboratory includes a diesel engine test bed which has been adapted to operate using different fuels. This allows research into methods to improve
engine efficiency, fuel consumption and emissions.
In addition to those traditional instruments for engine tests, the Jones Laboratory has state-of-the-art portable engine emissions measurement equipment capable of determining all kinds of species from the engine exhaust gasses such as NO, NO2, HC, CO, SO2 , CO2, O2.
The laboratory is fully supported by marine, mechanical and electronic technicians, with facilities for fabrication and machining to allow test rigs and prototype equipment to be produced in-house, providing the maximum flexibility and adapting test programmes to suit client needs.
For further information, contact:
Telephone +44 (0)191 222 6919