Efficient control of medium-speed diesel engines is discussed. The discussion goes first into the question of reliability, and the author concludes that even though multi-engine arrangements have a greater number of moving parts than do single-engine setups, the probability of complete engine breakdown, halting the ship completely, is extremely remote, whereas if something happens to a single engine, the ship cannot use any other machinery in order to keep moving, even at a reduced speed. Control system requirements for engine arrangements supplying varying loads are discussed including overspeed protection systems.

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    • Article abstracted from a paper by the author entitled "Application of Medium-Speed Marine Machinery Systems".
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    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Adley, A A
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00125988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM