Various arrangements of power take-offs for driving shaft-generators are briefly described, together with their respective advantages and drawbacks. Some different engine/gearing/generator configurations, including an epicyclic variable-ratio gear being developed by Renk and B&W, and generators integral with an intermediate propeller shaft or driven directly from the forward end of the crankshaft, are considered, and the views of B&W on the merits of these arrangements are mentioned. Other arrangements and devices discussed are Sulzer's integrated PTO for RTA engines and the Sulzer-SLM Con-Speed drive <see Abs. No. 61732, Mar. 1984>, and Vickers constant-speed generator drive <see Abs. No. 58616, Dec. 1982>, Lohmann & Stolterfoht gearboxes of the quill-shaft type, and a Tacke gearbox for low-speed engines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Mar. Eng. Rev., 1983, p.15 <Dec.> (2 pp., 2 diag., 1 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM