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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Henry (JJ) Company, Incorporated

    90 West Street
    New York, NY  United States  10006
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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