The authors' company proposes the combination of existing technologies to produce an optimum solution for onboard power generation in the 1-1.5 MW range. Using reliable technology developed for Turbotrain axle drives and variable speed propeller drives on Tripartite minesweepers, the logical conclusion is to combine the two to produce a high-speed alternator, driven by a gas turbine but without a gearbox. This application makes use of the creation of high-speed alternators developed by various companies, of sufficient power output to enable more efficient power generation. The result is a generator set (genset), a quarter of the weight of a standard gas turbine and one sixth of the standard diesel genset, with a 600V three phase Hz output in the range of 1000-1500 kVA, giving reduced levels of low frequency noise transmitted to the hull through ships' mountings and a lower magnetic signature and radiated airborne noise.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • INEC 94, Conference on Cost Effective Maritime Defence; 31 Aug - 2 Sept; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Inst Marine Engrs, London, UK, ISBN 0-907206-59-X. Ppr 13, p 155 [12 p, 7 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Watier, B
    • McGugan, I
  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00718410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM