Electronic engine control

High-tech electronic control systems play a major part in the operation of today’s diesel power plants. Where engine adjustments were once made using spanners, screwdrivers and no small degree of guesswork, modern motors now rely on sensors and computers. We take a look at the role of the ECU — the engine control unit

High-tech electronic control systems play a major part in the operation of today’s diesel power plants. Where engine adjustments were once made using spanners, screwdrivers and no small degree of guesswork, modern motors now rely on sensors and computers. We take a look at the role of the ECU — the engine control unit