A study of the method for calculating the optimal generator capacity of a ship based on lng carrier operation data

Joohyuk Leem, Jung Wook Park, Hee Jin Lee

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Abstract

Currently, the total generator capacity installed in most ships is greater than the required capacity. In addition, due to new environmental regulations, various auxiliary gears are required to avoid breaking the law. Therefore, the internal environments of ships, such as their machine rooms, have become narrower, making creating space more important than ever before. This paper pro-vides a method for optimizing generator capacity through an analysis of total load data in order to avoid overestimating the generator capacity. In addition, an actual situation in which the generator capacity is determined by the number of cylinders is considered. Three practical case studies with different possible combinations of generators and varying capacities are presented. Therefore, this method can secure space and reduce weight, which can be beneficial in many ways. Additionally, since it does not require various types of data, this information can be used for already built ships or those that will be made in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number258
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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