The Author presents a brief historical review of the development of the steam turbine as a marine propulsion unit. He then considers various methods for improving the efficiency of the turbine, e.g. higher steam temperature and pressure, reheating of partially expanded steam, preheating of feedwater, etc. The combined system of turbine and gearing is then discussed from the aspects of sizing, reliability, maintenance and repair. Vibration spectra from a number of turbo-generator coupled gearboxes are shown to illustrate the effect of repairs and of encasing. The Author concludes with a discussion of techno-economic questions related to future developments in steam turbine machinery, particularly that of fluid-bed combustion. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,368.

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    Wyt & Zonen B.V.

    Pieter de Hoochweg 111
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Pijcke, A C
  • Publication Date: 1977-12


  • Dutch

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM