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Old 01-09-2004, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Largest diesel engine in the world...

Check out this link...

http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/

Some facts on the 14 cylinder version:

Total engine weight: 2300 tons
(The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)

Length: 89 feet
Height: 44 feet
Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm
Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm

This is the crankshaft...
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the piston and connecting rod...
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These are the cylinders...
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I bet that would make my 42 Post go a little faster
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This isn't an engine for a ship. It's really the power plant for a robot to stop Godzilla before he attacks Tokyo again.

Why else would you need 5 million ft/lbs of torque!

That thing is insane. I love the ladders integrated into the block to climb down into the crankcase. What kind of warranty does it come with?
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Talking fuel economy??

With petrol prices on the rise I must ask... how many gallons to the mile? I can't imagine the injectors on that beast...
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This isn't an engine for a ship. It's really the power plant for a robot to stop Godzilla before he attacks Tokyo again.

Why else would you need 5 million ft/lbs of torque!
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Old 05-24-2004, 02:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Talking Fuel economy

A VLCC (very large crude carrier) that I worked on in the distant past burnt 150 tonnes of fuel per day at an operating speed of 14 kts (around 135 US Gal/ mile very roughly). We had a fuel capacity of 10,000 tonnes I think! She was around 300,000 dwt and a draft of 72'.

I sure enjoy driving yachts!!

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Old 05-26-2004, 05:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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around 15 years ago (from 1986 to 1990) i worked as a sailor on containerships at Hapag Lloyd.

on "Frankfurt Express" (297m) we burned at 24knots around 200tons of fuel every day. but it was a twin screw vessel with 2 smaller engines, each with 9 cylinder and 35.000 HP

on "Hamburg Express" (297m) we have had a steam-turbine which also had burned around 180 tons of fuel every day at around 24knots on a single propeller.
but this ship was first build in the 1970's as a 2 screw (and 2 turbine) and has burned with this configuration around 400 tons a day with 29knots every day.
they changed this 2 turbine configuration in the beginning of the 1980's ... because the fuel was getting more expensive.
but it was great on that ship, because we had no vibration in the ship.... and on deck no sound.... it was like sailing with 24knots
on the other side, the bad thing was going through the red sea... the temperature in the engine room was at around 65° Celsius ... , not a nice place to work on.
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Frankfurt Express

Here are some more Information about the Frankfurt Express:

Frankfurt Express built by HDW

Yard No.168, Owner:Hapag-Lloyd, Port: Hamburg, Country: Germany


Delivery 1981

TEU 3.045 TEU

Measuring 58.385 BRT

Power 2*20.000 kW

Length 271,00 m (Lpp)

Width 32,20 m

Height 24,00 m
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