SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH ALLEN S37 ENGINES IN A DIESEL-ELECTRIC RESEARCH SHIP

The 1,730 gross tonne research vessel "Cirolana" remains the largest and most advanced of her type yet built for the U. K.'s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The need to limit underwater noise and vibration -- and noise within the vessel -- led to the selection of diesel-electric propulsion and the application of special acoustic and physical isolation measures to the machinery installation. The propulsion plant comprises a single propeller directly driven by a propulsion motor fed by electrical power from two or three diesel-generator sets: a service speed of 12 knots and a cruising range of 15,000 miles are obtained from two-set operation; while three-set operation gives a service speed of 14 knots and a 12,000 mile range.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00301623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM