SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH AN INTEGRATED MEDIUM-SPEED PROPULSION PLANT

This article is based on a paper presented at Motor Ship's 5th International Marine Propulsion Conference, London, Mar. 1983, by F. Dadvisard, J. Gallois, and others. The EGAA integrated propulsion/ auxiliary plant based on SEMT-Pielstick engines as installed in the Nathalie Delmas series of 1000-TEU container ships, all four of which were delivered in 1982, is described <see Abs. No. 59362, Apr. 1983 & 58101 & 58206, Oct. 1982>, and operating experience with the plant in these ships <mainly that in Nathalie Delmas> is discusses under the headings: Security and Reliability; Shaft Alternator Usage; Fuel Consumption; Simplicity and Low Maintenance; Operational Flexibility; Get-You-Home Power; Machinery Service Experience; Exhaust Valve Behaviour; Wear Rates; Auxiliary Diesel Sets; Couplings; Conclusion. The system is stated to have numerous advantages, and the only problems in service have arisen through the increased number of couplings involved; these demand special attention at the design stage. It is mentioned that the addition of a heat-recovery system will be a normal development in this type of integrated power plant. Future prospects for these plants are promising; similar equipment is now being manufactured for five 85,000 cum LPG carriers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 63 <1983>, p.44 <Mar.> (3 pp., 3 tab., 1 diag., 4 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00684716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM