A study has been carried out to investigate the technical and economic repercussions of selecting and running four different cargo handling alternatives on a 40 000dwt product carrier, with the propulsion arrangement being similar on all the alternatives. The four alternatives were: a pump room arrangement using electrically driven, self-priming centrifugal pumps; hydraulic submerged cargo pumps with electrically driven power packs; hydraulic submerged cargo pumps with diesel power packs; and electric deepwell cargo pumps. The key advantages of each alternative are discussed. An analysis of the results, which included assessments of voyage costs, interest rates, depreciation, salvage values and tax implications, showed the most economic option was the one using the electrically driven deepwell pump.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Engrs Rev, July 1995, p 41 [2 p]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00717432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM