An economic analysis is made of present and future gas turbines, both aircraft-type and heavy duty, as propulsion plants in container ships. The future turbines are seen as having lower specific fuel consumption. Comparisons are made with steam turbines and low speed and medium speed diesels. In a general economic analysis, all influences on freight costs are shown as constant functions, the parameters of which can be varied arbitrarily. A specific study is also done for a 32,000 hp container vessel. It is concluded that gas turbines, while not economically competitive today, may become so in the future as a result of engineering advances.

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    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hempel, REW
    • Koestermann, H
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

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  • Accession Number: 00019426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1974 12:00AM