The reason for selection of aircraft derivative gas turbines and principal design features of the machinery installation for a class of four high speed container ships are presented. Subsequent operational experience, although at this time is somewhat limited, is measured against initial expectations. The performance of auxiliary systems, maintenance requirements and the importance of fuel system cleanliness are discussed. Details of gas generator change outs, with particular emphasis on the problems posed by environmental conditions are presented, with the belief that this is the only real barrier to the realization of the full potential of this type of propulsion machinery.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'Hare, TLR
    • Holburn, J G
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00050296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series A, Part 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM