The Author stresses the increasing importance when designing a ship of selecting the most economical propulsion plant in terms of energy consumption - an area which is particularly suited to medium-speed engines. Increasing overall efficiency and developing techniques enabling these objectives to be achieved must not, however, lead to the overlooking of other factors such as ease of control, reliability and the ability to burn the poorer quality fuels. This paper provides an overall analysis of the problem which involves, inter alia, considering the following aspects <i> fuel consumption, <ii> ability to burn poor quality fuel, <iii> reliability, <iv> advantages inherent in medium-speed engines, and <v> design of economic propulsion installations <this includes a number of alternative arrangements>.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Propulsion, 1982, p. 15 <Oct.> (4 pp., 1 graph, 4 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Bontour, M
  • Publication Date: 1982


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM