The Stirling power module V4-275R, integrated with a liquid oxygen system, is currently built for submarines for the Royal Swedish Navy and for the offshore company Comex in France. Since mid 1985 the Stirling engine system for the Swedish Navy has been successfully tested in a full-scale submarine test section. The next step in this programme will be an integration of the Stirling system into an operational Swedish submarine. A contract has been signed having Kockums as the main contractor. The French programme means a 500 ton manned diver lock-out submarine, the SAGA 1, which is under final construction at Conex in Marseille. The energy system for the SAGA submarine consists of 2 V4-275R Stirling engines of maximum 100kW power each. The oxygen storage, manufactured by AGA Cryo in Gothenburg, consists of 2 liquid oxygen tanks providing a total capacity of 10,000kWh, allowing the submarine to perform missions of up to 14 days submerged.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., Part A, 202 (1988), p. 257 (No. A4) [11 pp., 6 ref., 17 fig., 2 phot.]
  • Authors:
    • NILSSON, H
  • Publication Date: 1988


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  • Accession Number: 00694754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
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