A PROPOSED SIMPLIFIED STEAM PLANT FOR MARINE PROPULSION
Presented herein is a study of a steam propulsion system reduced to its simplest economic level because: (a) being simpler, it would be easier to build and install, thereby reducing capital costs; (b) being simpler, it would be easier to operate and require less crew and less automation; (c) being simpler, it could be smaller and would accommodate modern cargo handling techniques; and (d) being simpler, it would be more reliable. This paper summarizes the concept applied to a 50,000-shaft horsepower, single screw container ship. A similar study has been done for a twin screw, 120,000 horsepower container ship. Applicability to tanker versions has also been considered, and recently some thought has been given to power plants in the range of 30-35,000 horsepower. These studies have all supported the belief that the concept has much merit.
- Presented at Los Angeles Met. Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Kasschau, K
- Publication Date: 1971-3
- TRT Terms: Containerships; Costs; Electric power plants; Life cycle costing; Steam power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Power plant costs
- Subject Areas: Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00019646
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 25 1971 12:00AM