Starting from basic principles, the Author explains the thermal conditions in the components of four-stroke marine Diesel engines. The different types of cooling systems available for these engines are then described, their merits are examined, and methods of utilising waste heat, both from cooling systems <including inter- coolers> and from the exhaust gases, are discussed. The possibility, in future ships, of the bunker tanks being located between the engine room & the cargo section <instead of in the double bottom>, with the settling tank and integrated day-tank placed in the engine room, is one of several associated matters mentioned. A further section of the article discusses, in some detail, the pros & cons of adopting high- temperature cooling <either 100 or 120 degC systems> for marine Diesel installations. Finally, the part-load running of four-stroke engines on heavy fuel is discussed, together with the avoidance of related problems. Data throughout mostly refer to the MaK M601 engine

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schiff u. Hafen, 35 <1983>, p. 42 <Dec.> (6 pp., 2 ref., 3 graphs, 10 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Gutermuth, J
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • German

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM