A survey of diesel engine development since the introduction of turbocharging, welded design, and heavy fuel illustrates the continuation of the design principles, describing component details. The engine range and application require some adaption to the demands of changing marine transport systems, in view of space, horsepower, and vibration. The effect of the diesel engine on the environment can be kept within todays' accepted requirements with respect to emission and noise. Analysis of cost trends shows where the diesel engine with improved application design can improve overall transport efficiency. The introduction of a computerized engine diagnostic system shows the way to improve running efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, and prevent major damage after accidental breakdowns.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Smit, J A
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Accession Number: 00190247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM