THE COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC POSITION OF DIESEL ENGINES OF FURTHER ADVANCED CONCEPT IN THE FUTURE MARINE PROPULSION MARKET
In order to set the framework for this presentation, the paper is introduced by a brief outline of the present competitive position of the slow-speed two-stroke marine Diesel engine compared with steam- and gas-turbine plants of the same power level; measures to maintain and possibly improve the Diesel's economic superiority in the light of the announced developments of its competitors are then considered. These measures, which utilize largely proven technology, have yielded a combined improvement in fuel consumption from 24 to 35 g/kWh. In conclusion, some specific measures to improve the reliability of Sulzer Diesel engines are outlined. Order from BSRA as No. 51,746.
- Held 13-15 November 1978.
International Symposium on Marine EngineeringTokyo, Japan
- Wolf, G
- Steiger, H A
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Diesel engines; Fuel consumption; Performance; Propulsion; Reliability; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive propulsion systems; Diesel performance; Diesel propulsion costs
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303317
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper A-8 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM