The increased capacity and speed of container vessels brings a continuing demand for main propulsion units of increased power. To meet this trend two sets of cross-compound turbines and gearing, each designed for a maximum power of 44,000 shp at a propeller shaft speed of 140 rev/min, were put into service before November 1972. They are the first of eight sets being manufactured for four twin screw, 35,000 tdw container vessels. The turbines are axial plane 2H61M--AE standard range designs and this paper describes and illustrates the salient design features of the frame with particular reference to developments in turbovisory equipment that allows for safe, reliable remote control and applications to unmanned engine rooms. Essential information on rotating machinery subjected to normal procedures were provided by shipboard trials, a turbine cylinder being completely instrumented for tests at sea.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 7 papers in Subject Group 1: "Boilers, Main Steam Turbine and Gearing" at $10.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Burn, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00048453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM