Diesel engines rely on a fuel injection system to deliver fuel into the engine cylinders. The diesel pump is a critical component of this system, as it is responsible for delivering high-pressure fuel to the engine. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how diesel pumps work.
The diesel pump is typically driven by the engine’s timing belt or chain. As the engine turns, the camshaft turns with it, and this rotation is used to drive the diesel pump. The pump is designed to pressurize the fuel and deliver it to the fuel injectors at the right time.
There are two main types of diesel pumps: rotary pumps and inline pumps. Rotary pumps are the older design and use a rotor to deliver fuel. As the rotor turns, it creates a vacuum that pulls fuel into the pump. As the rotor continues to turn, the fuel is compressed and delivered to the fuel injectors. Rotary pumps are relatively simple in design, but they are not as efficient as inline pumps.
Inline pumps, on the other hand, use a piston to compress the fuel. As the piston moves, it compresses the fuel and delivers it to the fuel injectors. Inline pumps are more efficient than rotary pumps, but they are also more complex.
Regardless of the type of pump, the basic operation is the same. Fuel is drawn into the pump, compressed, and delivered to the fuel injectors at the right time. The pump is designed to deliver fuel at high pressure, which is necessary to ensure that the fuel is atomized correctly and burns efficiently in the engine cylinders.
In summary, diesel pumps are critical components of diesel engines, responsible for delivering high-pressure fuel to the engine cylinders. Whether you have a rotary or inline pump, the basic operation is the same. Regular maintenance and testing of your diesel pump can help ensure that it is working correctly and delivering fuel efficiently to your engine. If you have any questions or concerns about your diesel pump, contact Diesel Electro Centre today for expert advice and service.