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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Los Angeles Met. Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Kasschau, K
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1971 12:00AM