ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ECONOMIC STUDIES OF THE HEAVY-DUTY INDUSTRIAL GAS TURBINE IN A LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CARRIER
This report presents the results of an engineering design and economic evaluation of the installation of a 24,000 SHP Heavy Duty Industrial Gas Turbine propulsion plant in a LPG Carrier under the terms of MA Contract 5-38020 between the Maritime Administration and J.J. Henry Co., Inc. The report provides Contract Plans and Specifications, and compares the operating costs and performance with those of a steam propulsion plant of equivalent power. The annual operating costs of the gas turbine are somewhat lower than those of the steam propulsion plant; however, the savings do not provide an unquestionable basis for selection. To be truly competitive, the gas turbine must have a lower fuel rate, and provide a means of reversing at lower cost.
Henry (JJ) Company, Incorporated90 West Street
New York, NY United States 10006
- Publication Date: 1975-6-24
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Electric power plants; Gas turbines; Operating costs; Propulsion; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive propulsion systems; Power plant selection
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00128209
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-930-76-03 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-5-38020
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM