STEAM VS. DIESEL: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

The incredible increase in fuel prices since 1970 has re-emphasized the importance of fuel consumption as a factor in total ship operating costs. As a result, General Electric Co. (USA), Medium Steam Turbine Department (Engineering and Manufacturing), has performed a comprehensive economic study of 40,000-shp propulsion plants. The study presents total acquisition costs and annual operating costs for tankers and containerships. A diesel plant, a non-reheat, and a reheat steam plant were compared. The key to the study was the use of procedures that compared disparate power plants on an equal basis.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Casey, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 77-78
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1976 12:00AM