FIVE YEARS OF RTA OPERATION

The first Sulzer RTA-type uniflow scavenged two-stroke crosshead engine was put into service at sea in November 1983. By June 1988, more than 500 RTA engines were working in ships. The practical service experience gained during the period of nearly five years is reviewed. The most sensitive aspect proved to be piston running behavior. There were also some cases of corrosion on the cylinder cover face adjacent to the fuel nozzles. The RTA exhaust valve, however, has given notably trouble-free service.

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  • Accession Number: 00655584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM