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In a program designed to reduce costs of merchant ship construction and operation, a concept for a self regulating shipboard steam generating system was developed. An analog computer study was made to evaluate the characteristics of such a system under transient load conditions. Results of the study indicated satisfactoriness of the general principles of the system but indicated that some additional automation is required to obtain optimum transient response without excessive deviation of the controlled variables. It was also determined that the design of the boiler is such that a problem with excessive boiler water level excursions caused by inherent "shrink and swell" may exist. Alleviation of this condition can be expected to improve the self regulatory performance of the plant.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NBTL-B-549.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Navy Boiler and Turbine Laboratory

    Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
    Philadelphia, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Banham Jr, J W
  • Publication Date: 1963-3-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B-549
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2803
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1974 12:00AM