APPLICABILITY OF COGAS MARINE POWER PLANTS FOR MERCHANT SHIPS

The report presents the results of a project investigating the commercial availability of equipment and the applicability of COGAS marine power plants for U.S. flag merchant ships. The report is subdivided into four parts and two appendices. Part I includes system optimization studies and a literature search. Various alternatives of steam cycles, heat recovery boiler pressures and efficiencies, steam turbine efficiencies and types of fuel are analyzed. Part II includes the work performed to develop the selected optimum steam cycle into a marine COGAS power plant. Part III is a technical bulletin including the design and performance of the COGAS power plant equipment. Part IV includes economic analyses comparing two U.S. flag ships, a containership and a tanker, fitted with steam and COGAS power plants. Appendix 'A' contains the arrangement of machinery drawings of COGAS installations on a containership and a tanker; and Appendix 'B' the equipment drawings of COGAS power plant components.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-1-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 225 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-79017 Final Rpt., 5615
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38009
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM