Propulsion Updates:Cummins Introduces the QSK60

Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Cummins literally unveiled its QSK60 powerplant to the marine market at the Workboat Show in New Orleans, ushering in a new, more powerful age for the surging diesel engine manufacturer. "This engine will take Cummins into new markets," said Geoff Conrad, general manager, Cummins Marine. "But it is meant for the Workboat market … it's meant to last a very long time."

The new engine (new for the marine market, that is) has a power range of 2,000 to 2,300 hp (1,492 to 1,716 kW for propulsion and 1,500 to 1,825 kW for auxiliary applications, and is now the most powerful in the Cummins line-up. "The QSK60 provides operators a new choice as well as a cost effective alternative to medium speed," Conrad said. "Additionally, the engine has an established track record in demanding mining, excavator and electrical power applications, with thousands of units in service."

The QSK60 is manufactured at the Daventry Engine Plant in the U.K., the same facility that builds the K38 and K50 engines. To date, the facility has manufactured more than 2,000 QSK engines for both industrial and land-based power generation operations.

The Engine

The QSK60 is emissions compliant to IMO Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78 and certified by the EPA, Lloyd's Register and CCNR. Cummins expects the QSK60 to receive certificates from ABS, DNV, LR, BV, and GL in time for the first full production engines to ship in June 2003. The robust engine block is designed for continuous duty operation and long life. Metric O-ring seals and edge molded gaskets eliminate fluid leaks. Full power take-off available from front of crankshaft. Ductile single-piece piston design with hardened liners and nitride coated rings for durability. The engine can be cooled either via a keel cooler or via engine mounted plate-type heat exchanger. The fuel system is full authority Quantum electronic for optimized combustion and enhanced fuel economy. In the lubrication system, the Cummins Eliminator — which replaces disposable filters and helps extend oil drain intervals) and Centinel Oil Management System are designed to provide extended service intervals and less maintenance.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Extend Strike Deadline

The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.

New Functionality in WatchMate Vision

Vesper Marine has announced updates to its WatchMate Vision and XB-8000 product lines.   Now, in addition to transmitting and receiving position, course, speed

Mitsubishi Exits Cruise Business; Books $357m Loss

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced its decision to book an extraordinary loss from its cruise ship business in the company's consolidated financial

Marine Propulsion

Schottel Optimizes Training With Simulator

Since autumn 2014 customers can exercise their handling and knowledge of SCHOTTEL propulsion systems in the SCHOTTEL Academy by using a training simulator.   Academy

Ship Emissions: Chevron Lube Gains Key Approval

A new Chevron Marine Lubricants 100 BN cylinder oil, which is designed to offer ship owners the ability to achieve the latest emissions legislation, has received full sign off from a key engine maker.

Wärtsilä Propulsion Equipment for 2 Fishing Vessels

Two new 78 metre purser/trawler fishing vessels being designed and built at Karstensen Shipyard in Denmark will feature Wärtsilä's main propulsion and control equipment.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1903 sec (5 req/sec)