After considering the ways in which economic factors affect the design of ships' equipment in general and particularly that of cooling systems, the influence of variation of sea water flow on system first cost is examined. An approximate method is proposed whereby a logical approach can be made to interconnection of heat exchangers on the sea water side so as to minimize the cost of the sea water system as a whole. The economics of some systems using an intermediate cooling circuit are examined, using this method. From the point of view of heat exchanger designers, the authors offer in the paper some suggestions on the provision of reserve capacity in heat exchangers and make some points concerning temperature control and corrosion.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Montgomerie, G A
    • Forbes, M K
    • Gibertson, J H
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00071667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series A, Part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM