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THE STATE-OF-THE-ART AND PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF POWER PLANTS OF MARINE TRANSPORT SHIPS

The state-of-the-art of power plants of marine transport ships is reviewed and the principal trends in main power plant development are discussed. The article is based on studies of modern power plants of both the Soviet and non-Soviet merchant marines. The recent growth of marine transport ships is generally characterized by their steady increasing speed and loading capacity which invariably require more power plants. The Soviet merchant marine has been using many new steam turbine ships developing 13,000-19,000 ehp at shaft rpm of 100-110. The first Soviet ship was recently built with a new gas turbocompressor plant, developing 13,000 ehp at 100 shaft rpm (controllable-pitch propeller), and having an initial gas temperature of 750 degrees C, a specific fuel consumption of 225 g/ehp-hr, and a specific weight of the power plant of about 55 kg/ehp-hr. Soviet efforts are now being directed toward automating and increasing the reliability and thermal efficiency of marine transport power plants. The service time of main marine diesel engines is reportedly to be increased up to 6000-8000 hr and gas turbine fuel consumption will be increased up to 180-190 g/eph-hr. In addition, development plans call for increased reliability of all parts, increased initial gas temperatures up to 800-850 degrees C, and a changeover to the use of heavy industrial fuel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TsNIIMF

    Leningrad,   USSR 
  • Authors:
    • LEVIN, B M
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00014915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Joint Publications Research Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM