EFFICIENT LOW-POWER OPERATION OF STEAM TURBINE MARINE POWER PLANTS
As a result of recent large increases in the cost of fuel oil it has become necessary for ship operators to find ways of reducing fuel consumption. This Technical Memorandum describes and summarizes the results of a study undertaken at the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Center for Maritime Studies, to investigate possible fuel reduction measures. Five possible fuel saving techniques were investigated propeller changes, turbine nozzle modifications, reduced pressure operation, use of cascading bleeds, and use of diesel-powered ship service generators. The report gives an evaluation of these techniques.
Webb Institute of Naval ArchitectureGlen Cove, NY United States
- Femenia, J
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Operating costs; Steam turbines
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Steam turbine performance
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00131861
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-140 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM