The Paper Considers the problems facing marine steam generation today. Comparing the situation with that existing some 15 years ago will show the current basis for further development to be sound. A statement of the basic problems are made and solutions to them considered in some detail. The use of Reheat and advanced steam conditions as they affect boiler design are examined and the development of designs up to the limits of current technology are reveiwed. Prominence is also given to a new method of combustion involving the use of fluidized beds. This new technique is seen in relation to Very Advanced Propulsion Plant new being actively developed and the means are considered whereby it will allow the removal of former barriers to improved economy of operation. Current and future plans for the exploitation of the principles involved will be indicated. The Very Advanced Purposes mentioned in the title are not meant to imply standards of operation and supervision which have left current capabilities far behind, but more an acceptance of the fact that propulsion plant now being developed is far in advance of that in current use in terms of overall efficiency. That this can be achieved without deterioration in availability may require the acceptance of a package approach to the selection of important components.

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    • From "Steam Propulsion for Ships in the Changing Economic Environment," a two day conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hodgkin, A F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00310880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series C, Paper SP7 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM