This entry describes the sizes of machines that convert chemical energy to mechanical energy. For machines that convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, see electric motors.
|Pratt and Whitney
|98,000 pounds of thrust (78,400 horsepower). Installed on the Boeing 777-300 commercial aircraft.|
|General Electric GE90-115B||Rated at 115,000 pounds of thrust (511 kilonewtons), but reached 127,900 pounds of thrust in a test. Most powerful turbofan engine as of 2006. Introduced in 2002, installed on the Boeing 777-300ER commercial aircraft.|
|F-1||Used on the Saturn V spacecraft. 1,500,000 pounds of thrust, not adjustable. Burned liquid oxygen and kerosene.|
|RD-180||860,200 pounds of thrust (at sea level). Most powerful engine in an expendable rocket. Made in Russia, used in Atlas III and V rockets.|
|3,400 horsepower diesel engine with 4 turbochargers. Used on the Caterpillar model 797, an off-road mining vehicle with a 360-ton payload.|
|3,620 horsepower. 90-liter, 20-cylinder diesel. Used in mining trucks.|
|600 horsepower. 15-liter 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel. Used in on-road trucks.|
|600 horsepower. 15.8 liter displacement, 6 cylinders. Used in on-road trucks.|
|6,250 horsepower, 15.7, 16-cylinder diesel engine. It provides the power for General Electric's AC6000 locomotive.|
|Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C||A family of diesel engines. The 14-cylinder version is 108,920 horsepower; it is the most efficient internal combustion engine ever manufactured. Cylinders are almost 38 inches in diameter. A good page on the engine: http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/|
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