Gali Air Starter A-17 15Kw (without Lubrication)

Type A-17 air starters are generally used for starting Diesel engines of an approximate rating of up to 300 kW (400 HP), although the suitability depends on engine capacity, number of cylinders and the ratio of the driving pinion to the flywheel ring gear.

Optimum starting conditions exist in the case of engines of approx. 12 dm3 (732 in3) total capacity where the starting pressure is of 1-3 MPa (145- 435 ibf/in2), allowing thus for a considerable starting reserve.  If the available reserve capacity of starting air is high or if the installation permits a reduction in the number of starts, the pressure range can be confirmed to 2-3 MPa (290-435 ibf/in2), thus allowing the use of the Type A-17 starters for engines of up to twice the capacity mentioned above.

If the conditions of installation require the starter to operate at its upper limit of power output, it is strongly advisable that the more powerful Type A-27 be selected.

The inlet nozzle may be arranged in four different positions with regard to the exhaust.

Type A-17 air starters are available in both clockwise and counter clockwise rotation configurations.

They are successfully used in:

  • Emergency generators
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Auxiliary ship engines or main engines of smaller vessels
  • Industrial engines
  • Forklift truck engines or those of other industrial vehicles