DEVELOPMENT, RESULTS OF SEA TRIALS AND SERVICE EXPERIENCE OF "KAWASAKI SUPER ECONOMICAL PROPULSION PLANT"

The paper describes an energy-saving ship propulsion plant developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. The plant comprises a low-revolution propeller, a turbo-generating system using main-engine waste heat, and air-conditioning system using main-engine waste heat together with labour-saving control and maintenance systems. Each of these features is briefly described together with an economic evaluation of the first ship to the fitted with the plant. By adopting this energy-saving KSE plant it has become possible to save on fuel cost by about 20-30% per voyage, compared with conventional plant. Initially, the plant has been developed for installation in product carriers, but it is also applicable to medium-sized oil tankers, bulk carriers and ore carriers. Order from BSRA as No. 51,770.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held 13-15 November 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Symposium on Marine Engineering

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • HIRABAYASHI, K
    • OKAMOTO, H
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper B-19 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM