IMPROVED MARINE BOILER RELIABILITY

This report investigates those factors in marine boiler design related to the reliability of the steam generating system. Topics covered include: (1) superheater tube corrosion and material lifetime, (2) heat recovery equipment corrosion and material lifetime, (3) oil burner configuration and design principles in addition to sizing parameters, heat absorption, and natural circulation in marine boiler furnaces, (4) energy consumption of ancillary components of typical marine steam generators, (5) instrumentation requirements for performance assessment and long term reliability monitoring of components in a marine boiler, and (6) fuel oil chemical constituent analysis. The results are intended to expose those areas in the design operation, or monitoring of steam generator performance which will lead to an awareness of problem areas, with the expectation that intensive testing and development work in these areas will lead to improvements in the design and construction of individual boiler components and a consequent improvement in overall boiler reliability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    C-E Marine Power Systems

    1000 Prospect Hill Road
    Windsor, CT  USA  06095
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 478 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-76040 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM