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.
- Paper presented at NSTM 78, the 23rd Nordic Ship Technical Conference, Malmo, 5-6 October 1978.
Nordic Ship Technical ConferenceMalmo, Sweden
- Larsen, G A
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Design; Economic analysis; Electric power plants; Fluidized bed combustion; Fuel conservation; Fuels; Operating costs; Steam turbines; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive propulsion systems; Economic analysis (Steam turbines); Power plant analysis; Steam turbine design
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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