ENGINE CHOICE FOR PROPULSION ECONOMY

The article discusses some important factors to be considered in the selection of a marine power plant, medium speed versus low speed engines, in light of rising fuel costs and poorer fuel quality. The author states that if such factors as fuel consumption and fuel treatment, capital costs and maintenance costs are considered, it is possible to calculate the optimum fuel quality for an installation; and the real profit when running an heavy fuel. The article compares the propulsive efficiency and economy of meduim speed versus low speed diesel engines running an heavy fuel. The comparison includes a discussion of propeller efficiency, the disadvantages of running at a constant speed, and the advantages of main engine-driven machinery.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 

    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Paro, D
    • Berg, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00303119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM