ELECTRIC PROPULSION FOR OFFSHORE VESSELS
This paper draws attention to recent developments in propulsion systems on specialty vessels dedicated to operations such as: a. oil exploration; b. construction of ocean structures; c. pipelaying; d. ocean mining; e. fire fighting and special services. For very particular reasons the majority of these vessels are electrically powered in all major functions. Critical to the successful performance of these vessels are a high degree of maneuverability and maximum operating economy. Other important considerations in design of the total propulsion system are reliability, ease of operation and a minimum of maintenance. A number of additional factors must be considered to develop an optimum integration of power generation, power consumption and power control systems.
- Paper presented to the Spring Meeting of the Texas Section, SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Deter, D R
- Messner, K H
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric drives; Electric power; Electrical systems; Energy consumption; High speed rail; Maneuverability; Motors; Propellers; Propulsion; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Diesel electric propulsion; Power requirement; Propeller design
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00316614
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM