MARINE STEAM POWER PLANT ALTERNATIVES IN THE DEGRADING FUEL QUALITY AND INCREASING PRICE ENVIRONMENT

Residual oils, along with escalating prices, are progressively degrading in quality. This is occurring and will continue to occur due to increased demands on refineries for more distillants from a given barrel of crude oil. Degraded residual oils can be utilized by a steam propulsion plant. The present design marine boilers will accomplish this with slight increased maintenance and new boilers can be designed to maintain or lower present levels of maintenance. The paper addresses the various aspects of burning this degraded fuel, plus it gives design considerations for accommodation of this fuel for new construction. The present and future price of residual oil coupled to degradation of its quality introduces the alternate of coal burning which is viable from practical and economic considerations. The paper gives information on a coal burning boiler and a proposed plant. A comparison of the economics of this plant to an oil burning plant is made, plus a diesel plants fuel costs are given to emphasize the obvious cost advantage of coal.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shipboard Energy Conservation '80, presented by the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, New York, New York, September 22-23, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Schroppe, J T
    • Niatis, U
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session IV-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM