Who was Rudolph Diesel

Who was Rudolph Diesel
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RUDOLPH DIESEL was the inventor of the diesel engine, his work at the Augsburg machine works, to build an engine that performed better than the contemporary petrol engine, resulted in an engine that ran more efficiently, burnt more of the fuel itself, with less waste, and with less moving parts to go wrong. In every respect Diesel’s engine looked like a sure fire winner.

So discussions with the British navy, whose submarines used a petrol engine for their surface work – which meant petrol fumes on board, hot pipes running throughout, and the constant threat of a stray spark, causing an explosion, which did occur more than once – meant Rudolph was a man in demand.