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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hodgkin, A F
    • Grams, R A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM