SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH THE SEMT-PIELSTICK PC4 MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE

Applications and market penetration of the 1500 bhp PC4 engine are shown, and the development of the engine is briefly reviewed. Operating experience with the 64,000 ton dwt car/bulk carrier "Y.S.I. Trader" is dealt with in some detail. The 10PC4V unit develops 15,000 bhp at 400 rpm, and from April 1977 until inspection in June 1978 the vessel had logged 7,844 running hours. The result of the inspection of engine components is summarized. Overhaul intervals are discussed, with special emphasis on exhaust pipes, exhaust valves, fuel pumps and pistons.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00309412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM