A PRACTICAL OPERATING GUIDE FOR TUNING STEAM TURBINE PROPULSION SYSTEMS

This operating guide presents procedures, recommendations and guidelines for tuning marine steam turbine propulsion systems and related auxiliary components. Information relative to improving plant performance by optimized operation is included. Overall cycle performance analysis procedures are presented. Individual machinery component performance indicators have been identified. Penalties in excess fuel consumed due to operation in a degraded condition have been established. Component energy oriented problem cause, effect and corrective action matrices have been provided along with various reference curves and typical performance data. The guide concludes with a section on maintenance and performance analysis of basic shipboard instrumentation types.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Seaworthy Engine Systems, Incorporated

    36 Main Street
    Essex, CT  United States  06426

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McCarthy, W L
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 284 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R024-4.8 Final Rpt., MA-RD-920-78053
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38067
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM