A discussion of the use of gas turbines as the propulsion systems for ships is presented. The present status of marine gas turbines is discussed, with obstacles in the way of further applications, among them being fears concerning the price of fuel oil and its uninterrupted supply, and anxieties due to a lack of maintenance records in marine usage, among others, included. An economic evaluation of gas turbine propulsion plants, with comparisons against a medium speed diesel engine ship and a single steam turbine vessel included, is given, with a detailed examination of a gas turbine's economic advantages in the case of a container ship. Other problems, and their prospects, are discussed, among them being the compatability of a gas turbine propulsion plant with the particular type of vessel involved, as well as others.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Marine Engineering Society in Japan

    Osaka Building, 1-2-2 Uchisaiwai-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Tomita, Y
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00056717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM