The kinetic energy in a steam plant during transient stages of operation was measured and compared to a mathematical model for the plant. The oil tanker "The Aurora" of 46,000 dwt and 17,600 shp was used in the experiment. This ship is propelled by a rather standard design of two boilers supplying a geared steam turbine driving one propeller. Tests and measurements of steam flow, fuel flow, water flow and temperature and pressure measurements are recorded and analyzed as the vessel is maneuvered and changes are made in power requirements. The times required to go from one stable steaming condition to another as power is quickly changed are also observed. The effects of kinetic energy as observed agree with the mathematical model, and lead to the possibility of estimating the kinetic behavior of general plants for arbitrary load changes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects of Japan

    23 Shiba-kotohiracho, Minato-ku
    Tokyo 135,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Ohe, T
    • Terano, T
    • Tanaka, H
    • Otsuki, A
    • Ikuno, S
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00035190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects of Japan
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM