Ignition Tube Kit
The ignition cylinder is designed to demonstrate how the internal combustion in car engines provides energy to drive the car. This is often used in combination with the Irwin – Hyman Fire Piston, (please see the Irwin website for details) which demonstrates how a diesel engine works in comparison.
The combustion cylinder is of acrylic construction and is open at the top with a small hole in the bottom.
The open end accepts the foam bung (piston), the lower end or ignition point is where the spark simulation (lighter) is inserted.
The demonstration is normally prefaced with a discussion about how the internal combustion engine works describing mixing petrol with air to form a gas through carburetion and the cycle of the engine through induction, compression, ignition, and exhaust.
The ignition cylinder simulates the carburetion and ignition strokes.