SOME ASPECTS OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MARINE ENGINES AT REDUCED SPEED

Reduced-speed operation is the most reliable of all methods of fuel saving. During the oil Crisis many companies, particularly operators of oil tankers and bulk carriers, began to take an interest in this method. Other advantages lay in preventing the lay-up of a larger number of vessels and in the increased flexibility in fleet operation. At the request of the shipping companies, engine manufacturers issued special instructions for reduced-speed operation. The paper is based on these instructions and on the experience of the Author's company (Cargo Ships El-Yam) since the beginning of the oil crisis. Considerable space is devoted to precautions against breakdowns. It was found that significant quantities of fuel were saved and there was some saving in wear and tear of parts. The working life of the piston was extended in one instance up to 14,000 working hours. Additional maintenance expenses are reduced to those for cleaning manifolds and cylinder pots, and stricter than usual control and examinations. Order from: BSRA AS No. 48,665.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Israel Shipping Research Institute

    P.O.B. 1860
    Haifa 33033,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • Manor, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM