STEAMING INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Oil-fired boiler steam propulsion plants will continue to be the mainstay of the U.S. Navy well into the 21st century. Keeping these systems mission-ready presents major challenges for the marine engineering community in the light of a dwindling marine boiler industrial base, future reduced manpower availability, aging machinery and increased mission demands. In order to meet these challenges, the author proposes a program (referred to as Sustaining Engineering) that is built on the successful elements of the Surface Ship Propulsion Plant Improvement Program, the Boiler Overhaul Improvement Program and other boiler- and steam-related projects. It is pointed out that Sustaining Engineering is required to allow mission-essential ships to steam into the 21st century.

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  • Pagination: 35p.

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  • Accession Number: 00655904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM