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.
- Paper presented at SNAME Meeting, (Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section), January 19, 1978.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Stockinger, G D
- Bradley, T L
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric controllers; Electric power; Electric power generation; Electric power transmission; Ore carriers; System design
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric motor controllers; Electric power system design; Ss belle river
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00189259
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM