Steam Turbine Operating Guide Now Available

The Maritime Administration has released a report which presents procedures, recommendations, and guidelines for tuning marine steam turbine propulsion systems and related auxiliary components. The study, "A Practical Operating Guide for Tuning Steam Turbine Propulsion Systems — Final Report," identifies individual machinery component performance indicators, presents overall cycle performance analysis procedures, and discusses improving plant performance by optimizing operation.

The Guide, which was prepared by Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. of Essex, Conn., under an agency sponsored research contract, includes discussion of component energy oriented problem cause, effect, and corrective action matrices, along with various reference curves and typical performance data. It concludes with a section on maintenance and performance analysis of basic shipboard instrumentation types. The 284-page study is available from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22161. The order number is PB- 284590/AS, and the price is $9.75.

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