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.
- Presented to the Philadelphia Section of SNAME, October 27, 1978.
Bay Shipbuilding Corporation605 North Third Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI United States 54235
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Bradley, T L
- Stocking, G D
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric power; Electric power generation; Electric power generation and transmission; Electric power transmission; Electrical equipment; Generators; Motors; Ore carriers; Protection; System design
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric power system design; Electric power system protection; Ss belle river
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00196565
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM