THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF GAS TURBINE AND DIESEL ENGINES FOR MARINE PROPULSION
The paper presents a case for comparison between industrial type gas turbines and medium speed diesel engines as main propulsion machinery for VLCC, large lift-on/lift-off containers and LNG carriers and the popular machinery normally used in such vessels. In looking at the economic aspects consideration has been given to differences in availability where this affects different types of vessels. For LNG carriers, 740 kw (1500 bhp) cylinder class medium speed diesel engines (MSD) single-foul burning as main propulsion machinery combined with 440 kw (600bhp) cylinder class medium speed diesel engines as the driving unit for the reliquefication plant are compared with steam turbine plant (ST) and industrial type gas turbine plant (Cogas) both of which are dual-fuel burning. This study may therefore be called "Economic feasibility of re-liquefication plant in LNG carriers." In concluding the paper the authors express an opinion on the foreseeable future of the slow speed direct coupled diesel engines (SLSD), medium speed reduction geared diesel engines, steam turbines, gas turbines and nuclear power as marine propulsion plant.
- 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 6 papers in Subject Group 2: "Ship Operation and Management: Ship and Propulsion Systems" at $10.00.
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- Ohashi, S
- Komote, M
- Publication Date: 1973
- TRT Terms: Gas turbines; Nuclear power plants; Propulsion; Steam power plants; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive propulsion systems; Medium speed diesels; Propulsion plant selection; Slow speed diesels
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00048456
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM