What is the largest ship diesel?

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by DennisRB, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. DennisRB
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    How big do these things get? Got any pics and specs?
     
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    Thanks. I want to see the turbos :D
     
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    One can say, there are two "largest".

    The MAN B&W (14 K 98 MC-C) and the Wärtsilä (14 RTflex 96C-B), have about the same power output. Both are available with 110.000hp in 14cyl. setup.

    Both have identical power per cyl. at 5720 kW in standard configuration.
    But the MAN is bigger, with 2000 ltr. swept volume per cyl. vs 1800 ltr. for Wärtsilä.

    That is a rather academic difference though.

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    Those are impressive numbers, Apex. And it looks like MAN is bigger indeed.

    Anybody here knows how much time is necessary to start them up? I guess they take a very long time to arrive to working temperature...
     
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    Youtube has videos of them running and starting etc
     
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    These reactors are lightweight stuff compared.
     
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    To say nothing of being a pain in the @$$ "high chlorides" " 1 slow 1slow" primary and secondary operating bands and heaven for fend you drop your TLD in an inaccessible bilge pocket somehow or the 10 hour reactor start up procedure............ give me the wartsila
     
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    I just remembered , I have a couple of those in a corner of my cellar
     
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    Thanks guys. Those numbers are impressive. Got any pics of the ships they are fitted to? Does an engine like this last the whole life of the ship without major work?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXHvY-zY9hA
     
  12. apex1

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    Emma Maersk has the 14cyl Wärtsilä installed.

    Yes of course these engines live as long as the ship, or even longer. But they are serviced sure.
     
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    Thanks Richard. That is a nice looking container ship. Almost 400m long.

    http://www.nzshipmarine.com/news/detail.aspx?id=58

    Oh my god. Don't tell me its HYBRID :eek:

     
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    It runs on D cell batteries in the keel....
     

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    I thought it used a winged wave energy capture device.
     
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