- Jul 1, 2011I've just seen on internet that there is a strongest engine. It is from MAN-B&W. 115,000hp.
--- In email@example.com, Jean-Yves Renaud <boite.de.j-y@...> wrote:
> The biggest diesel engine I know (but I've not seen it) is the
> Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96. More than 100,000hp in the 14 cylinder version.
> 2300 tons. Length 27m (89ft). Height 13.5m (44ft).
> Big engines are used maily for ship propulsion and as prime mover for
> electrical power plants.
> The efficiency of big diesel engines is around 50%.
> The first engine I saw when I entered in this business (in 1971) was a
> 12 cylinders in line from Burmeister & Wein (today MAN). Bore: 840mm.
> Stroke: approx 3m. I was impressed by the size and by some other data
> such as for instance its idling speed: 17rpm.
> Steamships are very rare today because of the poor efficiency of a steam
> turbine: approx 30%. However, steam turbines are still used to recover
> power from the exhaust gas of diesel engines or gas turbines, and thus
> improving the global efficiency.
> Le 01/07/2011 22:58, John Clonts a écrit :
> > What does a 50,000 HP engine look like? What is an example of
> > application? (Steamship?)
> > Thanks!
> > John
> > On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 3:21 PM, papypp44 <papypp44@...
> > <mailto:papypp44@...>> wrote:
> > I worked for 15 years in the design office of one of the biggest
> > engine manufacturers and then I used to work with big engines from
> > this builder and from the competitors. When I say big engines, I
> > mean between 1000 and 50,000HP. Several times I read papers or I
> > ...
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