MAINTENANCE COSTS HAVE BEEN REDUCED FOR MEDIUM--SPEED DIESELS

As a result of the recent scarcity of orders for large vessels, the race to increase cylinder size and output of medium-speed diesel engines has been called. Development work on the larger, "third generation" engines continues, although at a slower rate, but it is the medium-power models that continute to sell. Research and development efforts of the manufacturers have been focused lately on improving the reliability of these engines and decreasing maintenance costs. Several engines have been uprated, however, and some builders are experimenting with two-stage turbocharging to raise output without increasing size.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-53
  • 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: 00172860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Engineering/Log
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM