The Author reports on an energy-saving campaign for ships which has been developed by NSFI in collaboration with several Norwegian shipping companies. Up to now there has been a concentration upon the larger scales aspects of energy conservation such as improving operational performance through better design and construction and by rationalising trade, ports of call and sailing speed. The present campaign aims at reducing the numerous smaller sources of energy loss that exist in each individual ship, such as from electrical supplies, steam systems and compressed air systems, and as an example the cost of losses from a cooling water pump is given. The campaign has been devised in order to reach every crew member and the effectiveness of distribution of the information circular will be tested at the Technical School in Trondheim. This information circular, which forms the basis of the campaign, is made up of two parts: The first to awaken attention to the problem in all areas of ship operation, and the second to educate all concerned towards routine care in saving energy in shipboard systems. The Author states that with the cooperation of the whole crew the following can be achieved: better fuel economy; a better awareness of conservation; better and quicker reporting of faults; quicker correction of faults; a more effective basis for maintenance and a higher level of this maintenance. All Norwegian shipping companies will be invited to participate in the project. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,548.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Selvigs Forlag A/S

    Radhusgaten 8, Postbox 162
    Oslo 1,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Steneng, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-8


  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM