MARINE DIESEL APPLICATION IMPEDIMENTS--AN ASSESSMENT OF SHIPOWNER OPINION
This report, based on interviews with representatives of some twenty shipowners and operators, identifies and analyze problem areas in the wider application of diesel propulsion for U.S. flag oceangoing cargo vessels. Factors discussed with the shipowners relate to shipyards, engine builders, cost assessment, fuel quality, power requirements, maintenance practices, reliability, automation, noise and vibration, auxiliary machinery and personnel. The report is intended as the first phase of a larger study.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Rowen, A L
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automation; Costs; Diesel engines; Economic analysis; Electric power plants; Energy consumption; Fuel composition; Reliability; Surveys; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel quality
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel maintenance; Power plant automation; Power plant selection; Power requirement; Survey reports
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00322754
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-205 Tech Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM