What is the largest ship diesel?

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

  1. wardd
    Joined: Apr 2009
    Posts: 897
    Likes: 37, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 442
    Location: usa

    wardd Senior Member

    with a 6 to 1 ratio
    Joined: Oct 2002
    Posts: 4,519
    Likes: 110, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1009
    Location: Conn in summers , Ortona FL in winter , with big d

    FAST FRED Senior Member

    The most fun is there folks are working on getting these monsters Tier III compliant ! For the Air Police.

  3. The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C is a two stroke turbocharged diesel, 25.480 liters of displacement, 14 cylinders, 108.920 Hp, 7.600.000 (7.6 million) N.m of max torque @ 102 Rpm, 2.086 tons and 6000 liters of fuel per hour consumption. A real monster.
  4. crankshaft
  5. turbocharger
  6. peter radclyffe
    Joined: Mar 2009
    Posts: 1,419
    Likes: 64, Points: 58, Legacy Rep: 680
    Location: europe

    peter radclyffe Senior Member

    1 person likes this.
  7. lol, infact the the people living downstairs in the oil pan were complaining about the noise.. must have had some blowby..
  8. apex1

    apex1 Guest

  9. gunship
    Joined: Jun 2009
    Posts: 144
    Likes: 11, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 137
    Location: Sweden

    gunship Senior Member

    HAHAHA this is one funny set of posts xD
  10. powerabout
    Joined: Nov 2007
    Posts: 2,925
    Likes: 66, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 719
    Location: Melbourne/Singapore/Italy

    powerabout Senior Member

    They will probably go dual fuel and be using LPG ( which is also cheaper at the moment)
    and our household fuel bill will go up no doubt?
  11. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Of course I did. It was a nice try to spread your companies name not too obvious over the different threads. It failed.

    This is by far the most professional boat related Forum worldwide. Tricky attempts to slip under our bedlinen are recognized pretty soon. We are too long part of the industry to be naive on that.

  12. troy2000
    Joined: Nov 2009
    Posts: 1,743
    Likes: 170, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2078
    Location: California

    troy2000 Senior Member

    Related subject: Tthe original 15 units at the natural gas compressor station where I work are inline 8-cylinder, 2-stroke, fuel-injected engines, with four double-acting compressor cylinders coming off the side at 90 degrees.

    They weigh somewhere over 170,000 pounds (77 metric tons) each; run at 300 RPM max speed; and develop 1760 horsepower. Some of them have forty years of actual run time on them, if you add up the hours.

    Looking at the similarities, I've always assumed they were originally developed from (or along with) marine engines.

    They've taken 7 of the 15 out of service now, and replaced them with a couple of modern monstrosities (Caterpillar engines/Ariel compressors) that are so complicated they break down every time you look cross-eyed at them. But back when the Clarks were all in service, the whole station shook when we were running hard. Pictures rattled on the walls in the office, and the asphalt parking lot vibrated underfoot like the deck of a destroyer at flank speed.





  13. powerabout
    Joined: Nov 2007
    Posts: 2,925
    Likes: 66, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 719
    Location: Melbourne/Singapore/Italy

    powerabout Senior Member

    Reading the original post it doesnt specify if it was asking;
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.