New 2nd class motor question

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New 2nd class motor question

Postby Swailfish » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:22 pm

I recently wrote the 2nd class motor exam and came accross one of the new questions.

"Describe a gas turbine powered water jet propulsion system. How is the
shaft speed of the turbine reduced to that required by the water jet
impeller? What are the advantages of this system over that of a
conventional propulsion system?"

Hope this helps out anybody prepping for their 2nds.

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Postby Sébastien » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:30 am

Thanks for the info Swailfish. Isn't it nice to see that Transport Canada is keeping up with the times? The best info I have found so far are on the websites for Rolls-Royce, Wartsila and Ultradynamics.

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Postby JK » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:19 pm

OK, where would you ever see a gas turbine with a water jet other then a warship? Who could afford to run it?
Must be the influence of all those DND Double Dippers in TC :roll:

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Postby Sébastien » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:01 pm

Fast ferries JK. One notable example is the Victoria Clipper that runs catamarans from Washington State to Vancouver Island. Water jets are now being manufactured with powers in excess of 20 MW for civilan applications.

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Postby JK » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:20 am

OK, never thought of them, mainly because of the fuel costs.

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Postby ArkSeaJumper » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:14 am

The fast ferry boys are sorry they bought the gas turbine now, the price of fuel.
Stena run a few catamarans, around 40 knot boat, with 4 gas turbines, in a Father and Son arrangement.

http://www.stenaline.com/stena_line/ste ... 13865.html

I heard a rumor they have sold one of them to the US Navy.


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