The purpose of this bulletin is to set forth data and practices for determining the performance of marine gas turbine power plants. This report is applicable to both the aircraft derivative and industrial types. It is intended that this guide be used for evaluating the performance of gas turbine propelled ships as compared with those propelled by diesel engines or steam turbines. In order to simplify and standardize these evaluations, the ambient condition selected, heat content of fuel and other allowances used are the same as or compatible with those in the SNAME Technical and Research Bulletin 3-11 "Marine Steam Power Plant Heat Balance Practices". This report includes methods for comparing gas turbine performances when burning light, medium and heavy fuel oil, as well as methods for determining the performance when the ambient conditions are other than those selected as standard. Every effort has been made to keep this report as reasonable and fair as possible and close to the general practice of the industry, without curtailing individual initiative. When in the development of a design, specific data for a particular application becomes available, these data should be used in preference to the data given herein.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Panel M-15 of the Ships' Machinery Committee. After May 1, 1977, Address of SNAME Documents: 1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10048.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Holm, J T
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T&R Bull No. 3-28
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM