Since 1973, greater emphasis has been placed on the operating costs of vessels, particularly fuel costs. The rising prices of fuel oils have caused significant re-evaluation of the horse-power required for a given vessel. The availability of specific types and qualities of fuels is also of significant concern. An alternate fuel which is abundant and can be burned aboard ships is coal. This paper presents a brief history of the development of marine boilers, discusses various methods of firing coal, and then describes a modern coal fired marine boiler and certain of its associated equipment. Also discussed are boiler design criteria that the boiler designer must consider when firing coal vs. oil.

  • 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  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Horlitz, C F
    • Sabo, S E
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session IIV-B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM