Diesel dilemmas

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Authors
  1. Morehouse, D.O.
  2. Porter, J.F.
  3. Hiltz, J.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The application of diesel engines for propulsion and electrical generation on naval platforms is not new in concept and application but is becoming the general rule. This has led to design changes that have transformed the diesel into a high revving more output per pound prime mover. Maintaining robustness while delivering the required output, in as light and as small a package as possible, is a challenging task. When one factors in the problems associated with the integration with other manufacturer's systems, variations of lubricants and fuels utilized, as well as, design oversights and varied maintenance/operational enviornments, the odds of providing a trouble-free power plant with longevity diminishes. This presentation will cover a few of the more interesting failure investigations seen in the last five to ten years involving naval platform prime movers. Similarities will become apparent and ways of preventing future problems addressed.
Report Number
DREA-SR-2001-094-SES-VI-PAP-31 — Special Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2001
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
CA011868
CANDIS No
516446
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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