NEW APPLICATION EFFORTS IN MARINE SWITCHGEAR. AN ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM FOR THE M/V BELLE RIVER

In designing an electric power generation and distribution system, many factors need to be considered such as prime-mover selection, individual motor hp, protective and back-up features, and system cost. These parameters are brought into sharp focus when designing a power system for shipboard utilisation. The ship must be totally self-sufficient. This paper covers Bay Shipbuilding Corporation's consideration of the relevant factors while developing the design of a 1,000-ft self-unloading ore carrier, the Belle River. The 5 kV generation and distribution equipment selected is the first such system in the Great Lakes Marine industry. When combined with solid-state protective relays, it is a unique application. Order from BSRA as No. 49,830.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME Meeting, (Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section), January 19, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Stockinger, G D
    • Bradley, T L
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM