AN ADVANCED RANGE OF BRITISH CONTROLLABLE PITCH PROPELLERS
This paper describes a new range of controllable pitch propellers in which the hub design uses a moving cylinder with the servomotor cylinder positioned between the blades, features of which include very strong crank rings and an improved blade seal. The oil transfer box employs shaft mounted main pumps so that high pressure oil is contained within the rotating shaft and large diameter high pressure seals are not required. An auxiliary pump provides oil at lower pressure for operation at low shaft speeds. The main hydraulic control valve is positioned by a simplified arrangement using two auxiliary servomotor systems which also move the blades into the ahead position should the main hydraulic system fail. The standard hydraulic system includes four modules: a main high level tank; the main hydraulic module containing pumps, filters etc.; the hydraulic control module mounted on the oil transfer box; a small drain tank. Interconnecting pipework reduces shipbuilders' installation to a minimum. The paper concludes with a description of the alternative pneumatic and electric control systems provided, and mentions a prototype installation and an extensive programme of rigorous pre-service trails.
- 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 9" "Stern Gear, Shafting and Propellers" at $10.00.
Institute of Marine EngineersMemorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
London EC3R 7JN, England
- May, E R
- Brownlie, K
- Publication Date: 1973
- TRT Terms: Controllable pitch propellers; Hydraulic equipment; Propellers; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydraulic systems; Hydraulically controlled propellers; Propeller design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00048491
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM