ANALYSIS OF 35 YEARS OF PC ENGINES AND SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Between the years 1951 and 1990, 3,709 Pielstick diesel engines were delivered. These predominantly marine engines have therefore by now accumulated an estimated 200,000,000 operating hours. A general assessment of their overall service experience is given, mentioning engine residue compositions, wear results, and typical engine problems that were encountered. The experience also indicates that most of these engines have been operated using the most inconsistent grades of heavy fuel. It is concluded that despite torturous operating conditions, the Pielstick engine has proven its resiliency and reliability throughout its 30-year service life.
- Conference paper
- Chapuy, J F
- International Marine Propulsion Conference, 12th
- Location: London, England
- Date: 1990-3-8 to 1990-3-9
- Publication Date: 1990
- Pagination: v. p.
- Old TRIS Terms: Medium speed diesels; S.e.m.t. pielstick pc engines; Service experience
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00661302
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM