This article tells of experimental work underway at MAN B&W Diesel and at Sulzer Diesel Ltd to perfect dual fuel engines. The intended marine market is the LNG carrier, where boiloff from the cargo can be used as fuel for the main engine. The development work is being undertaken in an environment where low-speed diesel engines have not been the preferred propulsion machinery and steam turbine installations have been the norm. The increasing value of LNG cargoes, however, has now led to better containment systems and lower boiloff rates. This makes the economics of a dual fuel engine appear more attractive.

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  • Accession Number: 00660724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM