In the event that an emergency utilities support system is needed at a Navy shore establishment the Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) Program is ready to supply power on short notice. The majority of power plants use diesel engines as prime movers, but recently an increasing number of gas turbine driven power plants have been put into service. They are rated at 600 Kw, 750 Kw, and 2,000 Kw, and they all generate at 2400/4160 volts. They are designed for transportation by road, rail, or air. The advantages of using gas turbine models are less weight per Kw, minimal installation time, ability to "light off" and accept full load in 60 seconds, extreme responsibility to load fluctuation, and ability to accomplish engine overhaul on an exchange basis. The Navy relies mainly on industry to provide trained operators for the units. Although uneconomical for permanent installation, the gas turbine units are very effective for short term use.

  • Authors:
    • Cannady, J R
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Accession Number: 00028929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1974 12:00AM