Alpha Diesel Introduces Four-Stroke Medium-Speed Diesel Engine Series

Color Brochure Offered MAN B&W's objective at their Alpha Diesel Frederikshavn establishment is to meet the day-to-day requirements and improvements for efficient and reliable ship propulsion systems in all types of vessels.

There are few manufacturers with more experience than Alpha Diesel in the design, manufacture and service of complete propulsion systems.

From the start of the century Alpha Diesel has manufactured complete propulsion systems consisting of engine, gearbox, propeller equipment and remote controls.

At MAN B&W Diesel's Research and Development Centers in Denmark and West Germany a staff of experts use all the very latest technology to ensure customers an Alpha propulsion system is the most attractive investment for the future.

One of the latest engines introduced by MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Alpha Diesel is the 28/32A engine, a development of the well-known 28-series of four-stroke medium-speed diesel engines.

220 kw (300 hp) at 750 engine rev/ min. Under non-tropical conditions the 6-, 9- and 12-cylinder versions can be delivered with cylinder outputs of 245 kw (333 hp).

The reliability achieved with the 28/32A engine is the result of careful analysis of information obtained from earlier 28-series engines over many years in service. This experience was collated from approximately 1,000 engines and corresponding to approximately 2.1 million hp.

The sturdy engine block is of nodular cast-iron. The engine has easy access for maintenance and all major moving parts are protected by noise absorbing covers and enclosures.

The cylinder covers have welldimensioned inlet and exhaust ports for efficient air changes. Direct cooled valve seat rings enable long intervals between valve overhaul and trouble-free operating when burning heavy fuels with viscosities up to 700 cSt.

To provide an engine which is as far as possible self contained (requiring the minimum of additional services), engine-driven pumps are arranged at the forward end of the engine to cater for engine cooling water, lube and fuel oil services.

The engine is also provided with a simple and reliable air start motor obviating the necessity for complicated air start valves, distributor and extensive associated pipe work which such a system requires.

Characteristic advantages include high reliability; low fuel oil consumption; low spare part consumption; long intervals between overhaul; simple to overhaul; and no limitations for part load operation.

Alpha Diesel is offering a free 18- page color brochure detailing the 28/32A diesel engine series, as well as its reduction gearboxes, CP propellers and electronic remote control systems. For a copy, Circle 16 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 92,  Jun 1989

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