BURNING METHANE IN LARGE, CROSSHEAD DIESELS

Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur, Switzerland has successfully demonstrated a large, two-stroke diesel engine that can burn methane gas with only a small amount of liquid pilot fuel. The engine is a six-cyl unit with a bore of 30 in. ( 76cm ) delivering some 9000 bhp at 120 rpm. A chart gives performance results for a 6RD76 dual-fuel engine. Details are given for special engine design features, control equipment, leakage precautions, derating for higher hydrocarbons, and the hypothetical economics of a methane carrier equipped with this type of propulsion.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    30 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1969-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 90-91
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 74
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1973 12:00AM