ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR SEA POWER
A review of the last major use of coal for marine purposes in the 1950s. Given the possibility that coal again became competitive as an energy source, proposals for a single coal-fired spreader boiler for a 250,000 tdw tanker are discussed and compared with a design for an existing 30,000 hp oil fired boiler. The paper also covers fluidized beds, liquid fuels and liquid/solid blends of fuel as well as current problems which must be solved before coal becomes an economic proposition.
- Paper presented at International Marine Exhibition (IME), London, April 27-30, 1976. This article is also available from the British Ship Research Association, No. 47,170.
Institute of Marine EngineersMemorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
London EC3R 7JN, England
- Hodgkin, A F
- Grams, R A
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- TRT Terms: Costs; Energy conservation; Fuel emulsions; Fuels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel costs
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Finance; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00131113
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM