The cost and decreasing availability of oil fuel have made American shipowners and operators realise that Diesel propulsion must be considered for most new shipbuilding programmes. The power requirement for the new ships would appear to be generally under 25,000 shp, and thus well suited to the geared medium-speed Diesel installation with one or more engines driving one or more shafts. Controllable-pitch propellers would be advantageous in such installations, but fixed-pitch propellers may also be successfully applied. The Author, of Transamerica Delaval Inc., briefly discusses this interest in the U.S. market for medium-speed Diesel installations, and describes in some detail his company's engines, the Enterprise R and RV, which were first introduced in 1954. They now cover the power range from 3,000 shp to (in twin installations) 26,000 shp.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented 20-22 April 1979 to the San Diego Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Barich, A C
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM