April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

First Sulzer RTA Engine Successfully Tested— Literature Available

The first RTA Superlongstroke engine, a 7-cylinder Mitsubishi- Sulzer RTA58, has been undergoing extensive tests at the Kobe works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Ninety-one of the RTA series have been committed for production since this model was announced a year ago.

Sulzer officials report that apart from a minor, mechanical shortcoming with a roller guide, which was easily overcome, the engine is extremely smooth running.

During its first test period, the RTA confirmed the company's expectations, in particular, the guaranteed specific fuel consumption was successfully demonstrated.

On completion of the first test period, Sulzer reported the engine was stopped and dismantled.

All the major components were carefully inspected by Mitsubishi and Sulzer specialists and were found to be in excellent condition.

The engine ran smoothly again during its second phase in which individual optimization tests were carried out.

For a free color brochure completely describing the RTA Superlongstroke and literature on the extensive continuing engine research and development program conducted at Sulzer, Write 39 on Reader Service Card

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