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Title: Winterization and winter operation of automotive and construction equipment
Authors: Diemand, D. (Deborah)
Keywords: Vehicles
Construction equipment
Road machinery
Cold weather conditions
Low temperatures
Low temperature effects
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Cold regions technical digest ; 92-1.
Description: Cold Regions Technical Digest
From the Introduction: Winterizing equipment involves applying any measure that will promote proper operation at the lowest temperatures in which it will be called upon to function. Figure 1 shows the cold regions of North America and the minimum temperatures likely in three zones. Zone I includes the coldest areas, where temperatures may reach -60°C or below from time to time. The temperatures in Zone II, which includes most of Canada and a large area of the northern United States, sporadically reach the range shown on the graph for two to three months each year, as will locations within Zone III. The degree of winterization required will, of course, be greater in the more severe climatic zones. These zones represent the worst case, the most severe conditions likely during the year.The period during which these conditions may prevail is fairly short—perhaps two to three months—and a machine that is not to be used during this time may not need to be fully winterized.
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