ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM FOR GREAT LAKES ORE CARRIER THE M/V BELLE RIVER

In designing an electric power generation and distribution system, many factors need to be considered-method of generation (prime mover selection), total load, load center, individual motor horsepower, protective and back-up features and system cost. These parameters are brought into sharp focus when designing a power system for shipboard utilization. The ship must be totally self-sufficient. This paper covers Bay Shipbuilding Corporation's consideration of these various factors in developing their design of a one-thousand (100) foot self-unloading ore carrier. Their selection of 5KV generation and distribution equipment is the first such system in the Great Lakes Marine industry. When combined with solid state protective relays, it is a unique application in the industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to the Philadelphia Section of SNAME, October 27, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bay Shipbuilding Corporation

    605 North Third Avenue
    Sturgeon Bay, WI  USA  54235

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM