The steam turbine propulsion jet fitted to 'Hassi R'Mel' is the first to be manufactured by Blohm + Voss to their own design. This set is particularly interesting in that the conventional nozzle control system has been replaced by a throttle control valve, and due to careful design and separate blade carriers, resulting in a symmetrical 'heatelastical' design, several major advantages are claimed of the unit. These include a higher efficiency at full load compared with comparable turbines, the ability to start from a cold condition to full speed in several minutes, dispensing with the need for preheating, and there being no limitation for full astern speed operation.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

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  • Accession Number: 00034904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM