AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF FUEL CONSUMPTION: STEAM AND DIESEL

Each element of the total fuel consumption of typical steam plants is presented, starting with the turbine propulsion cycle performance, then building up to the standard all-purpose fuel consumption rate normally reported. The method of presentation illustrates the contribution of each element to the whole, including consideration of transmission loss, boiler efficiency, fluid pumping power, electrical load, etc. Similarly, diesel plant performance is represented in as duplicate format as possible, starting with the test bed performance of the engine and then considering in-service fuel, lube oil, electrical load, etc. By presenting both plants in the manner described, from approximately 40 to 100 percent power, the point is made that the disparity between steam and diesel plants' performance is less than normally assumed, and in certain applications, non-existent. As a corollary, the part load performance of the two plants is shown to be remarkably similar. The paper is divided into four parts for ease of reference: Part 1--Summary & Conclusions; Part 2--Steam Plant; Part 3--Diesel Plant; Part 4--Comparisons.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented 24 January 1980 to the Hampton Roads Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Stott, C W
    • Casey, J P
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM