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Posted by Boiler Guy on February 19, 2005 at 19:01:37:
In Reply to: Diesel Generating Plants posted by Jim on February 19, 2005 at 18:38:36:
You may want to go to the websites of the manufacturers of these kinds of engines directly. I have been out of that industry for a decade but the names I remember would be Fairbanks Morse, Pielstick, Cooper Bessemer, MAN, and Wartsilia (I am sure many others out there). The engine sizes I believe you are refering to are medium speed diesels which run in the 100 RPM to around 1,000 RPM range or so plus or minus a couple hundred RPM. Under 100 RPM are true slow-speed diesels, these are primarily maritime engines. High speed diesels are more of the car/truck engine type of diesel we are used to.
Projects in the past that I had been involved with that used medium speed engines was a couple of projects at colleges, a refinery project, and a few industrial plants. The engines were used for supplimental electric generation, all had waste heat recovery making either hot water or steam.
I hope this was of help.
: I am a college student working in the field doing a research paper on electrical generation. I need help locating and identifying those facilities that use large stationary diesel engine-generator sets as its primary source of electrical power. These engines are typically large low rpm units that are designed to run continuously for extended periods, and usually recover waste heat (co-gen). This would exclude stand-by emergency generators. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
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