US Patent No. 9,212,627

DIESEL ENGINE WATER IN FUEL SEPARATOR AND RESERVOIR AUTOMATIC DRAIN SYSTEM AND CONTROL STRATEGY


Patent No. 9,212,627
Issue Date December 15, 2015
Title Diesel Engine Water In Fuel Separator And Reservoir Automatic Drain System And Control Strategy
Inventorship Brien Lloyd Fulton, West Bloomfield, MI (US)
Carlos Armesto, Canton, MI (US)
Larry Castleberry, Detroit, MI (US)
Brad Allen Brown, Leonard, MI (US)
Armando Chacon, Canton, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,212,627

1. An engine method, comprising:
automatically draining water from a diesel fuel system into an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system in response to an EGR
flow above a threshold flow; and

adjusting an amount of EGR in response to the water introduced from the diesel fuel system.