GENERAL ELECTRIC HEAVY DUTY GAS TURBINE ELECTRIC PROPULSION FOR A PRODUCTS CARRIER
Electric drive systems have proven to be a reliable and desirable form of propulsion power transmission. This is evident from the success of over 500 T2 tankers built with ac electric drives during the early 1940's. Many of these ships were "jumboized" or converted to other services. In each case, the propulsion plant was retained. The T2 tanker electric drive system basically consists of a steam turbine driving a synchronous generator which powers a synchronous propulsion motor. Propeller speed was varied by changing the steam turbine speed. The General Electric Company has developed an electric drive system similar to the T2 system. A heavy duty gas turbine is used as the prime mover in place of the steam turbine. Secondly, a constant speed motor driving a CRP propeller is used in place of the T2 variable ac system. The turbine, motor, auxiliary machinery and remote control operation are described.
- Presented at the Pacific Northwest Section Meeting of SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Louie, T A
- Publication Date: 1972-10
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Gas turbines; High speed rail; Propulsion; Tankers
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Tanker propulsion; Turboelectric propulsion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00044535
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM