VAP TURBINE PLANT: A NEW APPROACH TO ENERGY SAVINGS AND LOW LIFE-CYCLE COSTS

Stal-Laval is developing a new VAP (Very Advanced Propulsion) turbine plant with the following major goals in mind: 1. Low operating costs-including low fuel consumption and the ability to burn inferior grades of fuel; 2. Low machinery weight and volume-small and short engine room and increased cargo capacity; 3. High availability and low maintenance and repair costs; and 4. Low acquisition cost-including low installation costs and a minimum influence on ship construction costs. The life-cycle analysis includes a thorough study of the total ship transport economics. The merits of increased efficiency or other performance improvements will then be fully recognized in relation to the capital costs.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Larsen, G A
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 58-61
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 82
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Engineering/Log
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM