EFFICIENT STEAM GENERATORS FOR MODERN MARINE CYCLES
With the advent of inflated oil prices, an urgent demand has developed throughout the marine industry for more efficient steam plants to reduce the impact of high fuel costs. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has undertaken with ship designers a number of studies of ways to reduce fuel consumption. Ship operators are studying their present plants and looking for more efficient new cycles to reduce their operating costs. However, they are approaching the new cycles cautiously in a desire to avoid higher maintenance costs, traditionally associated with lower flue gas temperatures and higher steam temperatures, when burning low grade oils. These varied interests are looking to the major propulsion plant equipment manufacturers to provide the technology for meeting the industry's new needs. Manufacturers of steam generating equipment are cooperating to provide many advancements to maximize efficiency, reduce fuel consumption, improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs. This paper discusses boilers and the related equipment required for the improved cycles.
- Presented by the San Diego Section of SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Ciavarella, R J
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Boilers; Economic efficiency; Economizers; Electric power plants; Feedwater heaters; Fuel consumption; Generators; Maintenance management; Operating costs; Reliability; Steam engines; Steam power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Boiler design; Power plant efficiency; Reheat boilers; Steam cycles; Steam plant efficiency
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00173984
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM