Experience of past and present operating steam turbine plants can provide valuable guidelines for future designs. With this paper it is the author's intention to add a shipbuilder's experience with installation of steam plants. The experience gained on the above subject is divided into design, commissioning, tests and initial costs. The design section deals with the boiler configuration of the 1 1/2-boiler system and gives some experience for drain problems which must be considered when deciding the layout. As the main boiler is the heart of the steam propulsion plant most consideration is paid to criteria to be considered for water level control and burner arrangement. Necessary space for the installation as well as the advantages of using a scale 1:15 engine room model are included. From the commissioning of plants the yard has learned that cleanliness of systems and careful planning of activities are very important. A very careful commissioning of boilers is absolutely necessary to minimize the risk of furnace explosion. Tests and trials have to be continued until everything is functioning as intended and a careful and good adjustment of the burners and the combustion control is of vital importance, in fact this period should be given the time necessary to reach a satisfactory result. The initial costs are mentioned briefly, which are in themselves only one of more parameters to be considered when diciding a ship's type of propulsion plant.

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    • From "Steam Propulsion for Ships in the Changing Economic Environment," a two day conference.
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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Nielsen, H P
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00310881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series C, Paper SP9 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM