Diesel Engine Guide
The following section is a collection of news and information from some of the world's leading marine diesel engine manufacturer's. It is intended to inform readers of recent and near-term developments, in a quick-read format. To receive additional, technical details from any of the manufacturers mentioned in this section, please circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card bound in this edition.
Alaska Diesel Circle 7 5 on Reader Service Card Alaska Diesel Electric makes Northern Lights generator sets (5-708 kW), Lugger propulsion diesels (67-1300 HP) and the STARS anti-soot system. Northern Lights and Lugger have reportedly earned a reputation for reliability and smooth operation. New Luggers include the 700-hp L6140AL2 and the 410-hp L6108A2. 50 Circle 119 on Reader Service Card Caterpillar Engine Division has announced new, higher ratings for CAT 3612 and 3616 marine propulsion engines for fast craft. The 3612 gains 190 bkW (269 bhp) for a fast commercial vessel rating of 4,250 bkW (5,700 bhp) at 1,000 rpm. The 3616 gains 203 bkW (305 bhp) with the new rating, for a total output of 5,650 bkW (7,575 bhp) at 1,000 rpm. Special ratings, with specific load profiles matched to military applications, bring ratings for these two largest Caterpillar engines even higher: to 4,625 bkW (6,200 bhp) at 1,000 rpm for the 3612, and 6,150 bkW (8,245 bhp) at 1,000 rpm for the 3616.
Daytena Marin* Engine Corp. Circle 8 5 on Reader Service Card Daytona Marine's engine line ranges from 80 to 925 hp covering continuous duty, commercial duty and pleasure craft ratings. A new range of light weight marine diesels will be introduced later this year, covering 50 to 200+ hp. An engine in the 100-hp range, weighing 300 lbs and measuring 25-in. or less in all dimensions will be typical of these new engines.
Deere Power Systems Circle 8 6 on Reader Service Card Building on the success of its John Deere PowerTech .9 to 8.1 L engines produced last year, Deere Power Systems Group has introduced Hog Deere PowerTech 10.5 to 12.5 L engines, offering up to 375 and 500 hp, respectively, for a variety of applications. In addition to meeting current and anticipated off-road emissions regulations, PowerTech 10.5 and 12.5 L engines reportedly maintain the standard of reliability and durability established by John Deere engines. Features include the camshaft located high in the head, reportedly resulting in the elimination of pushrods and lifters; more precise control valve events; fewer parts; fewer wear points and an extended valve adjustment period.
Detroit Diesel Circle 8 9 on Reader Service Card Detroit Diesel Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture, remanufacture, sale and service of heavy-duty diesel and alternative fuel engines, automotive diesel engines and related products. The company offers a complete line of diesel engines from five to 10,000 hp for the marine, power generation and military markets. Detroit Diesel serves these markets directly and through a worldwide network of more than 2,500 authorized distributors and dealers. Dieselmetorenwerk Vvlkan GmbH Circle 8 0 on Reader Service Card Dieselmotorenwerk Vulkan GmbH (DMV) is a manufacturer of diesel engines up to 68,520 kW under licenses of MAN B&W, New Sulzer Diesl, and MHI. DMV also produces spare parts for two-stroke engines, propellers, castings of cast iron components for diesel engines, and repairs of two and four stroke engines.
Electro-Motive Division Circle 9 6 on Reader Service Card The Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors Corp. produces diesel power for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, power generation and other industries. A complete line of GM/EMD engines is reportedly available to meet requirements for marine propulsion and marine generator set applications. A complete power package with engine, reverse-reduction gear or generator and accessories is available through the EMD Power Products Distribution Network worldwide.
Propulsion units are also reportedly available without skid mounting for direct application to the vessel structure.
For marine propulsion, EMD offers eight, 12, and 16-cylinder Roots-Blown 645E6 series engines and eight, 12, 16 and 20-cylinder turbocharged 645F7B and 710G7B diesels. The Roots-Blown models offer a power range from 1,050 to 2,100 hp at 900 rpm. The hjrbocharged engine rating range begins at 1,700 hp for the eight-cylinder 645F7B. For genset applications, EMD engines cover a continuous output range from 745 to 3,580 kW at 60 Hz- 900 rpm and 570 to 2,980 kW at 50 Hz-750 rpm. Electro-Motive continues its ongoing research efforts to improve engine performance, particularly in the areas of fuel efficiency and emissions with an emphasis on electronic fuel injection.
Fairbanks Morse Engine Division/Coltoc Industries Circle 8 8 on Reader Service Card Fairbanks Morse offers a complete line of modern diesel engines produced for both marine and stationary applcations. A variety of medium-speed engines from 640 to 29,322 bhp is also available.
GEC Alsthom Huston Diesel Circle 7 9 on Reader Service Card GEC Alsthom Ruston Diesel's medium-speed engines provide main propulsion and auxiliary power — 780 to 7,080 kWb — for a wide range of commercial and naval vessels. The company first supplied engines for towing power in 1935, and maintains a profile in today's market. In 1990, Ruston powered the first 242.7 ft (74 m) wave piercing catamaran in its record breaking crossing of the Atlantic. To date, the company has powered 22 fast ferries. In 1995, the company introduced a 20-cylinder version of its engine, meeting the demand for higher power. Since its release, the engine has been specified for nine vessels.
KHD Canada Circle 7 7 on Reader Service Card KHD Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutz MWM of Germany. Deutz MWM has launched the 616 engine series, an efficient, high performance diesel reportedly capable of providing up to 1,360 kW at 2,300 rpm at only 2,600 kg. The 620 series is being lightened with an improved block and more effiecient Krupp MaK Circle 120 on Reader Service Card The Krupp Group has been involved in the building of diesel engines since their invention 100 years ago. Today, Krupp MaK develops and manufactures medium-speed, four-stroke engines, in the power range of 930 to 10,000 kW for main propulsion and electrical power generation duties. In June, Krupp Mak released its latest engine, the M25, with a power range of 1,740 to 2,700 kW.
MAN SAW Diesel AG Circle 8 4 on Reader Service Card MAN B&W Diesel is building two and fourstroke engines of ratings from 450 to 68,520 kW, a range covering the full scope of applications in the marine (propulsion of power generation) and stationary sectors. By its catalyst technology and with total energy and combined heat and power generation systems for optimized energy exploitation, MAN B&W Diesel contributes to environmental protection and energy economy in the power generation sector. The environmentally friendly power generation systems reportedly reach primary energy conversion levels of up to 90 percent. MAN B&W Diesel also engages in the development and production of exhaust gas turbochargers and power turbines, as well as oil and gas burners for the private and industrial sectors.
MAN B&W Diesel A /S MAN B&W Diesel A/S' two-stroke MC engine program covers a wide range of the power pro- duction scale, from the S26MC, four-cylinder model, which generates 1,600 kW, to the K98MC-C, 12-cylinder version, which generates 68,520 kW. All MC engines can be delivered to comply with the IMO speed dependent NOx limit.
MAN B&W Alpha MAN B&W Alpha Diesel offers genuine propulsion packages which include all core elements main diesel engines, reduction gearboxes, propellers and control systems. It offers packages in power ranges from 1,000 to 12,500-hp.
Holeby Diesel The marine genset program from MAN B&W Diesel's Holeby Diesel comprises the 16, 23, 28 and 32 series engines, available in power ranges from 500 to 4,000 kW. All units are factory tested and delivered in a ready-to-start state. Further, the units are designed for compactness and ease of installation.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Circle 8 7 on Reader Service Card Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offers Marine Star Speed Diesel engines — UEC 33, 43, 60, 75 and 85 LSII series, as well as MET turbochargers for two and four-stroke diesel engines — MET 33, 42, 53, 66 and 83 SE series.
Mill Circle 121 on Reader Service Card MTU diesels are liquid-cooled, compact four- stroke engines. Its program includes the 099, 183, 331, 396, 595 and 1163 series units. MTU's 396 series engines include a six, 8, 12 and 16-cylinder diesels with power ratings ranging from 540 to 2,560 kW. The entire range of the MTU stable spans the power spectrum from80 kW to 7,400 kW.
New Sulzar Diesel Circle 7 6 on Reader Service Card In the past 18 months, New Sulzer Diesel Ltd. has anounced four new marine engine designs and they are now all represented in the company's orderbook. These designs include the first orders for what will reportedly be the world's most powerful diesel engines — the 12-cylinder RTA96C of 89,640 bhp output. Twelve-cylinder engines will power the two 6,674 TEU containerships recently contracted in Japan, while two 5,750 TEU containerships also booked in Japan will have 11 -cylinder RTA96C engines. Two 8,700-dwt RoRo vessels ordered by Tor Line in Italy, will have the first examples of the new, larger-bore Sulzer medium-speed engine type, the ZA50S. Each ship will be fitted with twin 9ZA50S engines of 20,340 bhp combined output. In addtion, there is a growing orderbook for the RTA58T and RTA48T mid-range, lowspeed diesel engines. The 42 engines of these types currently on order are for 45,000-dwtl open-hatch bulkers booked in Poland; Aframax, Panamax and Handymax bulkers in Japan; and containerships in the Peoples Republic of China. […] Cummins Marin* Circle 141 on Reader Service Card In a continuing effort to update its product line, Cummins Marine introduced the enhanced KTA50-M2 as an ideal power choice for a variety of commercial applications. The initial expectation for limited production has already been exceeded, and engines are now being installed around the world, including Germany, Korea and Southeast Asia. The KTA50-M2 features Centry electronics, which offer adjustable all-speed governing, intermediate speed controls, dual power curves and improved transient response.
Valve Co. Offers Exhaust And Valve Solutions The Valve Company specializes in the field of diesel engine exhaust and valve operation, as well as maintenance, technical assistance and problem solving. A combination of nimonic valves and the turnomat valve rotators are offered for HFO burning engines. This combination, together with improved cages reportedly leads to increased reliability, prolonged TBO and reduced downtime.
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