STEAM PROPULSION--ECONOMICALLY VIABLE FOR POWERS AS LOW AS 12,000 SHP
Increasingly higher propulsion power has been required to meet the needs of the shipbuilding industry during the past decade and steam has consistently met those needs by having plants and equipment designed and available on a schedule consistent with industry requirements. During this period, the powering of ships below 15,000 shaft horsepower has been taken over exclusively by the diesel engine, more recently by the medium speed-geared variety. MST-20 is envisioned as a steam propulsion plant that offers an attractive alternative for powering ships as low as 12,000 shaft horsepower. The purpose of this report is to document an economic evaluation of MST-20 and a functionally equivalent medium speed-geared diesel plant, each rated at 12,000 shaft horsepower.
- Presented at the New York Metropolitan Section Meeting of SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Casey, J P
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Appendices; References;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Diesel engines; Economic analysis; Propulsion; Steam power plants; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive propulsion systems; Diesel propulsion costs; Economic analysis (Propulsion systems)
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00054182
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM