SCR CONTROLLED ELECTRICAL PROPULSION
Briefly explains an SCR (Silicon Control Rectifier) as it specifically applies to vehicular and passenger ferries, pointing out such advantages as: (a) Increased fuel economy--engines are allowed to run at their peak efficiency. (b) Greatly increased maneuverability--quicker, more finite control of propulsion. (c) Increased engine life--engines run at constant speed and never overload. (d) Quieter operation--engines are acoustically isolated from the vessel's structure. (e) Elimination of vessel downtime due to main engine failure. (f) Multiple vessel function--the vast amount of electricity available onboard can supply large pumps to fight harbor fires or even a small city during a catastrophe. (g) Less pollution--electric power is constant--increased diesel engine efficiency results in less lube oil and fuel oil "blow-by" from the exhaust.
- Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages. Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- O'Brein, H
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Control systems; Diesel engines; Electric power; Electrical systems; Ferries; Fuel consumption; High speed rail; Maneuverability; Marine transit; Passenger ships; Propulsion; Vehicle operations; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Diesel electric propulsion; Diesel operation; Passenger vessels; Propulsion machinery controls
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170801
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM