DOUBLE INDEMNITY - A CASE FOR MACHINERY REDUNDANCY

Having identified that machinery-related problems contributed to 30% of the tanker losses during the period 1976-94, a multi- industry team of experts carried out a study into the technical solutions and economics of building in a much higher degree of ship propulsion machinery redundancy. This article discusses the findings of the study which concluded that the most economical ship was not necessarily the cheapest one, or one with the lowest operating costs. The most successful design was one with twin screws, twin medium- speed engines, cp propellers and large power primary shaft generators.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Engrs Rev, April 1995, p 12 [2 p, 2 tab, 1 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM