CP Propeller Drive Celebrates 100 Years

Monday, December 15, 2003
MAN B&W Diesel has been part of the propeller business from the very beginning. The first Alpha Controllable Pitch Propeller was produced in 1902 and patented in 1903. In the meantime, more than 6500 MAN B&W propellers have gone into service. A great variety of CP Propellers with Propulsion Control Systems for all applications up to to-day’s 30 000 kW range. On 3 December 1903 the CP Propeller patent came into force, and the past CPP-century was celebrated with a propeller conference at MAN B&W Diesel in Denmark exactly on the anniversary day 3 December 2003. A conference packed with propeller and propulsion knowledge Invited guests from shipyards, owners, ship consultants and design organisations - together with technical editors from the major magazines, took benefit of the exchange of information and expert knowledge from a conference programme with MAN B&W speakers managing various business and design departments related to diesel pro-pulsion and CP Propellers. A versatile technical confer-ence with special focus on the following propeller and propulsion topics and paper titles: 1903-2003 - One Hundred Years with CP Propellers, Conference opening C Windelev, Senior Vice President, General Manager MAN B&W propellers and package solutions - by Mr K Borneman, Manager of Propulsion Sales Hydrodynamic design - by Mr J Ring Nielsen, Manager of Propulsion R&D Mechanical design and future trends - by Mr J Ring Nielsen, Manager of Propulsion R&D Technical analysis safeguarding propulsion packages - by Mr H Nørgaard, Manager of Technical Calculations Kappel propellers and CPP applications - by Mr JJ Kappel, Director, JJ Kappel A/S Optimal control of propulsion packages - by Mr K Jensen, Manager of Control/Monitoring R&D Latest two-stroke engine development - by Mr O Grøne, Vice President, Mgr of Two-stroke Sales

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