TITLE

Conserving Fuel at Sea

AUTHOR(S)
Kuffel, Glenn P.; Palmer, Barry; Hays, Mary Katey
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2009, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on fuel conservation in the U.S. Navy. Over the past year, the quarterly costs for F-76 Diesel Marine Fuel (DFM) to the U.S. Navy have varied from $70 to $170 per barrel. The main engines consume fuel at different rates for a variety of reasons. Dirty gas turbine compressor blades reduce efficiency, increase engine wear, and cause higher fuel burn rates. A main fuel control valve for a gas turbine main engine costs approximately $18,000.
ACCESSION #
42646960

 

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