MACHINERY TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES BETTER ALTERNATIVES
An experiment conducted by Wartsila Diesel, in cooperation with other companies, to devise a more economical engine plant for an existing bulk carrier is discussed. Critical changes to the ship's plant were: use of a heat recovery system and power turbine to improve main engine economy; minimization of electricity consumption by using two-speed motors and by combining auxiliary functions; reduction of steam consumption by locating HOF deep tanks adjacent to the engine room; and the burning of sludge and solid waste in an oil-fired boiler, with a reduction in total fuel consumption. The study was carried out using a Panamax bulk carrier carrying coal from Australia to Europe. The study considered a number of alternative engine layouts.
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- Journal article
- Publication Date: 1990-2
- Pagination: 2-1/2p.
- TRT Terms: Engines; Fuel conservation; Research; Technological innovations
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00659472
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM