SERVICE RESULTS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS OF "SEMI" PIELSTICK ENGINES
The growth in propulsion machinery for vessels of more than 2000 tons is discussed, and the reasons for the share of the market captured by the medium-speed engines being smaller than would be expected are reviewed. Some figures and statistics including a list of ships equipped with "PC" engines are then presented. Service results are given, including fuel used, wear, component behavior, and oil consumption. Maintenance cost are discussed as well as a reliability. New engines including the "PC4" and "PC6" are described. Order from: NSFI as No. 14493.
- Presented at Europort 77, International Maritime Conference, Amsterdam, November 15-16, 1977.
Europort TentoonstellingenBZ, Waalhazen, Z.44
- Gallois, J
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Engines; Equipment maintenance; Fuel consumption; Machinery; Maintenance management; Propulsion; Reliability; Vehicle power plants; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Medium speed diesels; Propulsion machinery
- Subject Areas: Energy; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00179258
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM