The majority of existing methods of heat recovery from diesel engine exhaust gases are inefficient as demand is intermittent and only partial recovery is achieved. The most appropriate system is to convert exhaust gas heat into electrical power in a steam turbo-alternator and to divert any excess power back into the propulsion system via an electrical motor which either augments the main engine or drives an auxiliary controllable pitch propeller. The paper describes this system which will yield a degree of economy hitherto unobtainable.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at International Marine Exhibition (IME), London, April 27-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Crowdy, E P
    • Beaver, C
    • May, E R
    • Eng, C
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00131864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM