MERCHANT SHIP AUTOMATION STUDY. POWER PLANTS AND AUXILIARIES FOR AUTOMATED SHIPS

The type of powerplant and its associated auxiliaries has a significant effect on the cost of automation. This study is concerned with the technical and economic analysis of the available powerplant types for marine application. The problem of automating a merchant ship was studied through the automation of a 'C-4 Mariner' dry cargo ship. The present steam powerplant rated at 17,500 normal horsepower was used as a reference throughout this study. A summary is given for the various 17,500 horsepower powerplants installed in the 'C-4 Mariner' merchant ship. The machinery costs reflect an unautomated system. Hamilton Standard Division has compiled the automation costs of the various powerplant types. In addition to the present steam plant, a lightweight gas turbine, an industrial gas turbine, a direct-drive Diesel, and a high pressure steam plant were studied.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Norden Division
    Norwalk, CT  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Clayton, C T
    • Botwin, L
  • Publication Date: 1961-4-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Norden 262R0016 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2228
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM