Patent Number: 7,784,281

Title: Multi-cylinder engine fuel control method, engine fuel injection amount control method and engine operation state discrimination method using the same, propulsion apparatus for multiple engines, and fuel injection control method during crash astern in marine engine with reduction and reversal device

Abstract: A propulsion apparatus for synchronizing the revolution speeds of a plurality of engines, each engine having a screw propeller shaft. A single regulator lever synchronously adjusts a revolution speed of the propeller shafts of the engines. When an output rpm of one of the engines has dropped, a control means lowers the revolution speed of the propeller shafts of the remaining engines to a revolution speed which is synchronized to the revolution speed of the propeller shaft of the engine whose rpm has dropped. Synchronization of revolution speeds of the remaining engines with the engine having reduced output rpm is terminated if the output rpm of that engine falls below a predetermined threshold.

Inventors: Kotou; Fumiya (Osaka, JP), Otani; Tomohiro (Osaka, JP), Adachi; Hitoshi (Osaka, JP), Shiomi; Hideo (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F01B 21/04 (20060101); F02D 25/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018