It is intended that this guide be used for evaluating the performance of diesel propelled ships as compared with those propelled by steam or gas turbines. In order to simplify and standardize these evaluations, the ambient condition selected, heat content of heavy fuel and other allowances used are the same as in the SNAME Technical and Research Bulletion 3-11 "Marine Steam Power Plant Heat Balance Practices". This report includes methods for comparing diesel performances when buring light, medium and heavy fuel oil, as well as methods for determining performance when the ambient conditions are other than those selected as standard. Every effort has been made to keep this report as reasonable and fair as possible and close to the general practice of the industry, without curtailing individual initiative. When in the development of a design, specific data for a particular application becomes available, these data should be used in preference to the data given herein.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Panel M-15 (Heat Balance) of the Ships' Machinery Committee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Holm, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #3-27 Tech. Bull
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM