This paper describes the developments in Very Advanced Propulsion (VAP) at Stal-Laval. A development philosophy is outlined and a Description of the VAP system is given. The system comprises highly advanced steam turbines designed to take into account the sensitive constraints of future fuel costs and market trends. Fluidised bed combustion and sophisticated transmission gearing are included. An economic evaluation of the VAP system points out advantages over a Diesel driven plant of similar output. The paper concludes that VAP, as a result of long and intensive development, offers the market a competitive alternative to Diesel power over a broad power spectrum. Order from BSRA as No. 53,428.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at NSTM 78, the 23rd Nordic Ship Technical Conference, Malmo, 5-6 October 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordic Ship Technical Conference

    Malmo,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Larsen, G A
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM