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Diesel Engineering Text

[30 Mar 11] Author: Andrei Makartchouk
Title: Diesel Engine Engineering 2: Thermodynamics, Turbocharging, Dynamics,
Design, Control
ISBN: 0984634606
Available on Amazon.com

This book is a revised and extended edition of my previous book below, and provides the foundation for design of diesel engines based on traditional methods in
thermodynamics, dynamics, structural analysis, chemistry, heat transfer, applied analysis of system operation, and etc. This edition offers an additional material and examples for calculation of combustion process, thermal efficiency, heat release, NOx emissions, and etc. A diesel turbocharging is included into this edition also.

Providing detailed strategies to analyze, control, and design diesel engines, their systems, and major components, this text can be used as a manual for calculation of diesel engine thermodynamics and dynamics, design of turbocharging, evaluation of structural mechanisms, and modeling of diesel engine systems for optimal performance, efficiency, and maintenance in marine, industrial, automotive and genset applications.

Thank you, Andrei

 

A Gas Turbine Engine For Your PHM

[2 Jun 03] GTE For Sale: proposed as suitable to replace the LM2500 in a surplus PHM or a commercial vessel requiring this kind of power: 20,000 HP. Built by Mashproekt in Ukraine; No operating time accumulated; Model designation D59 (original USSR designation for same model, only with a reversing mechanism: GT16000); Maximum continuous rating (MCR) – 20,000 hp in ISO conditions; Power turbine rated speed : 5200 rpm (A 3000 RPM power section is available from Russia for only $128,000 and it includes exhaust plenum and driveshaft ready to couple up to the PHM gearbox); Direction of rotation: counter-clockwise (looking at the output shaft flange), non-reversible (reversing mechanism not needed to power a water jet) ; Fuel control system operation: stabilized fuel flow rate; MTBO – 10 000 hr: (100% MCR – 300 hr, 80% MCR – 900 hr, 70% MCR and less -10 000 hr). If engine load never exceeds 70% MCR, MTBO can be extended to 20 000 hr.; Total life time – 60 000 hr. Stored in Michigan USA; Asking US$500,000  with 2 water jet drives. I would like to be put in touch with some boat builders around the Mediterranean area who might be interested. — E J Potter email: (potterej@earthlink.net); phone: 1-561-468-3587.

53-Page Technical Manual(Adobe Acrobat File – 612 kb)
Click Here

 

Kart Engine Utility

[11 Nov 01] I am considering building a hydrofoil as a university project and I’ve already been looking into some of the practicalities. Today I have mostly been considering how to power a small hydrofoil and looking at lots of engine and propeller websites. One option I’ve been looking at is the widespread availability of Kart engines. Do you think a 28HP Kart engine could be geared down to provide propulsion for a lightweight hydrofoil say 12-15ft in length? It just got me thinking because kart engines are very lightweight and also surprisingly cheap. — Mark Landers (mark.landers@baesystems.com)

LITTLE SQUIRT‘s Gas Turbine Engine

[20 Oct 01] In the article on Boeing’s LITTLE SQUIRT it mentions Boeing 425 hp gas turbine engine. Do you know any more about this engine or who might. Are these available or something comparable? — Matt Kirk (matric39@gte.net)

Response…[21 Oct 01] Boeing built the small gas turbine for about 20 years primarily for the air start carts used to start jet engines at the airports. I believe some may have been used as Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) as well. The jet planes have the APU usually near the tail to provide hydraulics, electricity, and starting air so they can be independent of ground services. Due to the age, I don’t know if they are still in service. Other gas turbines of this horsepower range that I am aware of were built by Solar (I believe the parent organization was International Harvester) and Airesearch. I know Aireasearch was bought out by Garrett who was bought but again, but I don’t remember the name of the current owner. Current versions of the gas turbines in this category are about half the size of the previous units. — Sumi Arima (arimas1@juno.com)

[26 Feb 03] Boeing made these engines: T50BO-12 also T50BO-10, T50BO-8. I have a few of them and have used them in my boat. — Tim Pratt (timp%@compatiblecomputers.com)

Reactivating the Indonesian Jetfoil Fleet

[24 Jan 01, updated 17 Feb 01] Would you advise who know the Standard Test for Fuel Nozzle of Allison 501 KF Gas Turbine Engine used on Boeing Jetfoil 929 type? There are five Jetfoils in our country, Indonesia. One is a commercial type with around 225-passenger seats. This vessel has been in use for several years, and the 2 501 engines are burned out. There are Allison documents with the ship, but I can’t get the answer to my question from them. Two of the other Jetfoils are troop transport type with around 100 passengers on first deck. We plan to operate one of these at Surabaya-Indonesia as a chartered vessel for plant or offshore services. Another two Jetfoils are patrol type unfinished yet. The two patrol type units are hull (one deck) with engine and Automatic Control System (ACS) only. They have never been used since they arrived in our country in the beginning of the 1980s. We have planned to modify Patrol type to be a Commercial type. Do you have any idea how much the approximate cost for this project? Do you know who has the surplus of Allison 501 KF engine; we need two units. — Sentot Adi Pramono, Operation Director at PT Indonusa Ocean (sentot@lycos.com); Jln. Dukuh Kupang XXI – 16 Surabaya, 60225; Indonesia. Phone: 62 81 133 6557; 62 31 567 2257; Fax: 62 31 561 2293

Response…[17 Feb 01] Allison was bought by Rolls Royce in 1995. There is a descriptive information about the Allison 501 engine on the Rolls Royce website (use the search feature to search for “Allison,” but no specific info on sales of new or reconditioned units or on maintenance procedures. They do offer parts and maintenance service in various countries, but you will have to contact them directly for specifics. The US Navy uses this engine, but I have no idea whether they have put any into surplus. — Barney C. Black (Please reply via the BBS)

Need Meteor Parts…

[18 Jul 00] I am hoping someone can tell me the contact numbers for the Zelenedolsk Ship yards who manufacture the Russian hydrofoil Meteor. — Hans Enri (hengermarine@hotmail.com)

Response…[18 Jul 00] The Zelenodolsk Shipyard has its own website.

Source of Engine Parts for Russian Hydrofoils

[5 May 00] My company, Comeract, Ltd is a source of spare parts of Russian engines, including engines in Russian hydrofoils like Kometa and in other Russian vessels of the type Alexander Green and Efpatoria. My fax is: 0030 241 22728; address is: 9 Mitropolitou Apostolou; Rodos-Greece — Mihail Hatziapostolou (comeractgr@hotmail.com)

Russian Source of Spare Parts

[1 Mar 00] I wanted to let you know that my company has successfully ordered new spare parts out of Russia. We have received our 1st shipment (5 propeller shafts and 1 V-drive). Also have we ordered 3 (new) front and 2 (new) aft foils. — Mark van Rijzen (dutchhydrofoils@wanadoo.nl)

Warbird Engine

[31 Dec 99] I am looking for information about the gas turbine engines made in the USA by Avco Lycoming that were used on the Grumman OV1 Mohawk airplanes. These engines are the turboprop version of the famous Huey helicopter engine. I am looking for a engine specification list, installation drawings, and an operations manual. If anybody out there knows how to get these documents, please contact me. You are probably wondering why I am asking: I have a idea that these engines will suit a Russian Voskhod hydrofoil perfectly as a main propulsion engine. The light weight and small dimensions will suit ideally for this application. I know that in the USA, Unlimited hydroplane race boats also use the bigger version T55 as main engine. — Peter Venema (venem107@wxs.nl)

Response…[31 Oct 98, updated 5 May 03] There is a web-based bulletin board for buying and selling aircraft and parts. Use the “Search Ads” function to look for ads with Mohawk as the key word.  — Barney C. Black (Please reply via the BBS)

2nd Response…

[7 Nov 99] Check out our website at www.ssturbine.com. We would love to supply technical information regarding LM-1500 and LM-2500 power plants, as well as potentially supplying engines. If there is any interest, please contact us. — Robin C. Sipe (rsipe@solarwinds.com)

Russian/Chinese Parts Sources

[30 Oct 97] I am looking for the manufacturer or maker of hydrofoil engines that is supposedly based in China. Originally the manufacturer of this particular model was from Russia. The vessel is a ferry. I am not sure of the manufacturer of the engines, but I know it is the same engine as used in the Chinese Navy. I also have the specs, (not with me at the moment) but it was like an M-104A model. — Rachel L. Haynie (Rachel@hol.gr)

Responses…[updated 24 Jul 98; originally 2 Nov 97] We use engines M401A and M417A on hydrofoils METEOR and VOSKHOD produced now in Russia. The producer of these engines is AO “ZVEZDA”: Russia, 193012, St. Petersburg, ul. Babushkina, 123; phone: +7-812-2620747, marketing department: +7-812-2628142, fax +7-812-2673776. — Konstantin Matveev (matveev@cco.caltech.edu) (website: www.hydrofoils.org)

[10 Nov 97] I contacted China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) that is the state owned enterprise and controls the most of shipbuilding industry in China, including shipbuilding, engines and ship equipments. Under CSSC there are a number of diesel factories for marine use. Among those, there are two factories manufacturing high speed diesel engines for high speed crafts and hydrofoils. They are Luoyang Diesel Factory and Sichuan Diesel Factory. Luoyang Diesel Factory is in Luoyang, Henan Province. It manufactures 12V180 diesel, 1200 HP and MWM diesel 400-1000 HP. They have the license of manufacturing MWM. Sichuan Diesel Factory is in Sichuan Province. They have the license to manufacture STYER diesel about 1000 HP. If you need detail information, please let me know the items. CSSC promised to offer the information. — Shi-Tang Dong, Professor in Ship Hydrodynamics (stdong@online.sh.cn)


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Hydrofoils — Joint Ventures Proposed to Operate, Manufacture/Market, or Design

Messages are posted here as a service to IHS members and visitors to the website. Please be aware that IHS does not recommend products or services. While we know of no serious problems having arisen from messages posted here, we are not able to verify that offers posted here are legitimate or that individuals responding to the offers are sincere. Accordingly, caution should be exercised in initiating and conducting business as a result of messages posted here to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your financial account information.

Joint Venture Sought in Fiji

[3 Jul 03] I am looking for a partner to lease me a high powered boat with the following 70~100 passengers and with speed of 30~35 Knots. The service is geared towards the ferrying of tourists between islands . Matt (matai@mrd.gov.fj)

Joint Venture Sought in the Philippines

{23 Jun 03] I intend to operate a hydrofoil to serve the transportation of passengers between the two main islands in the Philippines. I plan to enter into a joint venture/partnership with a vessel/hydrofoil owner wherein the operation, management and manning will come from my side. Some important details to consider: Passenger capacity: 120-150; Speed: 35-40 kts. I am currently operating two fast crafts serving the same place. — Felicito Datinguinoo (luchijane@aol.com)

Hydrofoils — Wanted To Buy or Lease

Messages are posted here as a service to IHS members and visitors to the website. Please be aware that IHS does not recommend products or services. While we know of no serious problems having arisen from messages posted here, we are not able to verify that offers posted here are legitimate or that individuals responding to the offers are sincere. Accordingly, caution should be exercised in initiating and conducting business as a result of messages posted here to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your financial account information.More info on how and where to buy/sell/restore specific categories of hydrofoils can be accessed from our Posted Messages Bulletin Board Page. Please notify the webmaster if you discover a notice that is no longer valid, or if you are unsuccessful in contacting the individual or organization that posted the message.

Fast Ferry Expert to Assist in Procurement of Fleet

[14 Oct 03] My company is looking for a fast ferry expert to assist in the procurement of a small fleet of catamarans or hydrofoil vessels. We will consider purchase, lease, or joint venture partnership. Vessels must carry up to 150 plus passengers and travel at a minimum speed of 35 kts. Please contact me if you are interested and want more information. — Tom Dempsey dempsuryy@aol.com

Historic Hydrofoil(s) Wanted in France

[9 Sep 03] I seek a few old, small Russian hydrofoils in any type of condition (Raketa, Polysie or Belarus hydrofoil). This is to make a houseboats here in Toulouse, the air and space center of France… a few people are interested in this. Also, and in addition to the houseboat project, I want to start a non-profit association to restore one medium or large Russian experimental hydrofoil (Sputnik, Chaika for example)… so I am looking for a good candidate to restore for historical purposes. The hydrofoil for non-profit restoration should be an experimental craft. — Jeff Legendre (a1493@hotmail.com)

Need High-Speed Ferry Boat in Indonesia / Borneo

[12 Jul 03] I am looking for someone to sell, lease or joint venture with me a high powered boat with the following 80~100 passengers and with speed of 30~35 Knots. The service is geared towards the ferrying people between Tarakan Island and Kalimantan. — Villepin (villepin@hotmail.com) Click Here to post a response to this message.

Hydrofoil Vessels For Sale

Following are some of the more recent announcements. More info on how and where to buy/sell/restore hydrofoils can be accessed from our Posted Messages Bulletin Board Page. Please notify the webmaster if you discover a notice that is no longer valid, or if you get no reply when contacting the individual or organization that posted the message (unfortunately, many sellers have been remiss in notifying IHS when the vessel is sold).Messages are posted here as a service to IHS members and visitors to the website. Please be aware that IHS does not recommend products or services. While we know of no serious problems having arisen from messages posted here, we are not able to verify that offers posted here are legitimate or that individuals responding to the offers are sincere. Accordingly, caution should be exercised in initiating and conducting business as a result of messages posted here to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your financial account information..

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Grumman Runabout -1958 Museum Piece

[20 Aug 02, updated 01 Oct 03] For Sale: Sea Wing Hydrofoil-Grumman 1958 14’8″. New Mercury 40 HP, Trailer, Original 35 HP Evenrude Lark (stuck), Morse Controls. Runs great. I am in Georgia USA. Can deliver in Southeast USA. $15,500.00. — Myrel Harner (ireneharner@juno.com)

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Kolkhida Hydrofoil For Sale – DELFIN 1

[22 Sep 03] We have for sale a seagoing hydrofoil with capacity of 124 passengers. Click Here for Technical Specifications and full set of color photos, and details of the offer (Adobe Acrobat file, 400K). Price: 270.000 Euro FOB Kolobrzeg — Miroslaw Balicki, Kolobrzeg Passengers Shipping Company (kzp@pro.onet.pl)

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New METEORS For Sale (Two)

[14 Jul 03] Zelenodolsk Shipyard, Russia announces that two (2) METEOR hydrofoils in production are for sale. Projected date of delivery is April 2004. Choice of Russian engines or Deutz (Germany) engines. Price ranges from 500 000 Euros to 950 000 Euros. Includes all certificates and our guarantee (1.5 year). — Sergey Nikonov (zdsip@nimb.ru)

KATRAN Hydrofoils For Sale

[12 Jul 03] We propose for sale from direct Owners following sea-going hydrofoils:

  • – Design “Katran” (“Kolkhida”), built by Volga Shipyard, Russia in 1996 (1995 2nd vessel);- The ship was built in compliance with the Rules and under the supervision of the Maritime Register of Shipping of Russia, class KM * 2 A3 Pass. Hydrofoil;- Reclassified by RINA, 100 – A -1.1; Nav S; TP;- USCG approval- Gross tonnage/Net tonnage: 135GT/53NT;- Engines: two MTU-made 12 V 396 TE 74 diesels, each of 1260 kW (1714 h.p.); 2nd vessel – two MTU-made 12 V 396 TC 82 diesels – each of 1050 kW (1430 h.p.);- Engines’ hours: less 3000– Passenger capacity – 140 (150 2nd vessel)Length, m 34,5Breadth, m 10,3Height above water (foil-borne), m 10,8Height above water (floating), m 8,9Floating draught, m 3,5Foil-borne draught, m 1,9Light displacement, t 56Full displacement, t 72Foil-borne sailing range, miles 200Foil-borne speed, kn 34Crew 5Both vessels are equipped with air-condition system.
  • Seaworthiness:
    • – The normal operating conditions for cruising foil-borne are sea state with waves up to 2 meters high and winds up to Force 5.
    • – The most unfavorable conditions for cruising hull-borne are sea state with wave height 3 meters and wind Force 6.

We recently inspected the hydrofoils and confirm that the vessels are well-maintained and are in tip-top condition. Inspectable in N.America by arrangement. Additional information is available upob firm/named interest. — Brgds/Vyacheslav Fyodorov ; Cielo Trading Ltd ; Tel: +38 048 743 80 85 ; Fax: +44 870 125 34 00 (via UK) ; Email: (slava@cielo-trading.net )

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A Gas Turbine Engine For Your PHM

[2 Jun 03] GTE For Sale: proposed as suitable to replace the LM2500 in a surplus PHM or a commercial vessel requiring this kind of power: 20,000 HP. Built by Mashproekt in Ukraine; No operating time accumulated; Model designation D59 (original USSR designation for same model, only with a reversing mechanism: GT16000); Maximum continuous rating (MCR) – 20,000 hp in ISO conditions; Power turbine rated speed : 5200 rpm (A 3000 RPM power section is available from Russia for only $128,000 and it includes exhaust plenum and driveshaft ready to couple up to the PHM gearbox); Direction of rotation: counter-clockwise (looking at the output shaft flange), non-reversible (reversing mechanism not needed to power a water jet) ; Fuel control system operation: stabilized fuel flow rate; MTBO – 10 000 hr: (100% MCR – 300 hr, 80% MCR – 900 hr, 70% MCR and less -10 000 hr). If engine load never exceeds 70% MCR, MTBO can be extended to 20 000 hr.; Total life time – 60 000 hr. Stored in Michigan USA; Asking US$500,000  with 2 water jet drives. I would like to be put in touch with some boat builders around the Mediterranean area who might be interested. — E J Potter email: (potterej@earthlink.net); phone: 1-561-468-3587.

53-Page Technical Manual(Adobe Acrobat File – 612 kb)

Click Here

.[7 Nov 02] Looking for a good home for the H/V ALBATROSS. Hull and cabin are in good condition. However, she’s missing foils, strut, shaft, rudder, and engine. Anyone knowing of a museum, school, conservator, etc. interested in having it donated to them, please let me know. — Robert Miller  cbbi@aol.com

Response…

[7 Nov 02] For historical and other information and photos about Bob Miller’s conversion of the ALBATROSS to a houseboat, Click Here. For historical information and photos about the ALBATROSS in its prime, see the Helmut Kock biography on this site.

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Seahawk Ltd. Offers Olympias

[21 Oct 03] Two OLYMPIA type hydrofoil vessels for sale. Both in top condition. Hydrofoil passenger vessel. Built in Russia 1993 & 1994. Hull : alloy. L – 37.54, B – 8.40, Depth – 2.60, Draught 4.60/1.40, GRT – 298 T, NET – 89 T, DW – 82 T, Main engine – MTU 16V 396 T E 74 / 2×2000. Classification : Det Norske Veritas. Renovations : Both vessels are seriously renovated. Last serious renovation : 2000. Sale price US 1.5 MIO each. Location : Trading between Finland and Estonia

Seahawk Ltd. Offers Superfoil Ferry

 

[30 Sep 02, updated 21 Oct 03] Directly from the Owners can offer for sale the following air conditioned Superfoil passenger ferry. Main particulars: Built at : Almaz Marine Yard JSC, St.Petersburg, Russia in 2002; LOA : 41 m, B : 12.4 m, Draught : fully loaded at speed / 1.2 m, at rest with retracted foils / 1.7 m, at rest with foils in operational position / 3.4 m; Passenger capacity : 286; Main engines : MJP Waterjets (Mercedes) Type 4000 M70 / 4 x 1740 kW MCR / each 1900-2000 RPM / easy and quick dismantling of main and aux. engines; Gensets : TechnoScan TS90 / 2 x 70kW / 87 KV*A; Gearboxes : Four reversing flange-mounted ZF 4650 / electrically operated; Service speed at sea State 3 : 55 knots; Range (34t DW; 55 kn. speed ; 10% margin) 200 nautical miles; Seakeeping : 2.5 sign. wave height at 100% MCR; Foils : Two fully retractable hydraulically controlled forward fully submerged foils made of high-quality titanium alloy; Interceptors : Two hydraulically controlled transom interceptors made of high-quality titanium alloy; Foil & interceptors control system : MTD / AURORA active Foil & Interceptor; Control System. FICS-3 supplied; Rudders : Two hydraulically controlled suspended rudders made of high-quality titanium alloy providing great control improvement; Classification : DNV 1A1 HSLC R3 Passenger E0, IMO HSC Code, Category A; Accommodation : 62 passenger seats in business class with 1000 mm pitch, 224 passenger seats in tourist class with 900 mm pitch, Self-service bar in business class, Large kiosk/bar, 21 sq.m duty free shop, audio/video entertainment system; Deadweight: 34.000 kg.; Crew : 12×75 kg / 900 kg.; Luggage : 286 x 10 kg / 2860 kg.; Fuel oil : 4740 kg.; Fresh water : 1000 kg.; Duty free goods : 3.050 kg; Capacities : Fuel oil : 10.000 L. Fresh water : 2000 kg. Hydraulic oil : 200 L. Lube oil : 250 L. Waste oil : 250 L; Hull / superstructure : High quality marine grade aluminum alloy type 1561; Service life : 20 years; Environmentally friendly : Extremely low wash up to max speed, low noise. Fulfills IMO emission regulations of Year 2000. Sale price : USD 7.0 MIO; Location : Europe. — Y.Eero, Managing Director, Seahawk Ltd. (seahawk@estpak.ee)