ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND THEIR IMPACT ON MARINE DIESEL ENGINES

Technological advancements of the 1980s are the cornerstone for a modern marine diesel engine that will meet the environmental challenges of the 1990s. These engines fulfill users' expectations for a socially acceptable "clean" diesel engine and also provide lower operating costs, improved reliability and alternative fuel capability. The "building blocks" used to implement the new technologies range from exotic ceramic materials and advanced electronics to new design strategies for pistons, fuel injection equipment and increased firing pressures. New technologies in computer simulation and concurrent product-process design are used to incorporate the "building blocks" into the engine design. These modern marine diesel engine families range between 70 and 7300 hp, and respond to the driving forces of social acceptance, quality and fuel consumption. They are produced in new, modern manufacturing facilities, and production is supported by a worldwide dealer organization.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00661486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM