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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the New York Metropolitan Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Casey, J P
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM