This manual is designed to train service technicians on the proper procedures for servicing stationary propane engines used in agriculture applications. It provides technicians an introduction to propane engine fuel systems as they are typically configured for air-cooled engines, often called "small engines" and used electrical generators, and liquid-cooled engines, typically used with larger electrical generators and irrigation pumps. A quiz, answer key, and suggested lab activities are also provided for use by instructors.
This handbook provides information on the multiple advantages of using propane-powered flame weeding over chemical and mechanical weed management methods. The guide consists of the following chapters:
- Background: The Need for Alternative Weed Control Methods
- Introduction to Propane-Fueled Flame Weeding
- How Propane-Fueled Flame Weeding Works
- Flame Weeding Equipment Components and Configurations
- Recommended Propane Dosage at Different Weed Growth Stages
- Crop Tolerance to Post-Emergent Flame Weeding.