For many years direct-coupled, trunk-piston, four-and two-stroke diesel engines of low output have been widely used for ferry installations, combining high reliability with the demands of low headroom. With the development and widespread application of four-stroke medium speed engines of high output, geared multi-engine installations have become favourites for ferries; and invariably such installations have been burning marine diesel oil or an intermediate fuel grade. But with increased concern about fuel qualities and prices, low speed crosshead two-stroke engines of comparatively high rating and capable of running continuously on heavy oil (including during starting and manoeuvring operations) have become increasingly attractive for ferries and similar ship installations. Here, Mr. H. Klintorp and Mr. W. Brendorp of B & W Engineering describe some examples of two-stroke low speed direct-coupled and geared installations, based on the K45GF engine.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

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  • Accession Number: 00301357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM