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MTlTs 595 Diesel Series Design
Aboard Ferry 'Deutschland'
MTU Friedrichshafen installed its first 12V 595 series diesel engine aboard the 476-foot ferry Deut- schland in October of 1990. This model is rated at 2,100 kw at 1,500 rpm and replaced one of the ship's nine 1,840-kw, 12-cylinder MTU 956s.
The engine has had over 4,000 operating hours with a reported pow- er level of 83 percent and a 95 percent share of the ship's service time. An
MCS computer monitoring system, developed by MTU-Elektronik, was installed in order to gather data about the engine when installed aboard a ship. The conclusions gath- ered from the data taken show that the engine is easy to maintain and should have low life-cycle costs. A split-circuit cooling system (TE concept), originally introduced with the 396 series, was also installed on the 595 series engine.
MTU has also been recording test results from a trial engine which was mounted on a factory test stand.
The engine has reported logged 3,000 hours without any notable malfunc- tions. Based on a power output of 3,240 kw at 1,800 rpm, MTU says the average utilization rate is about 90 percent.
The 16V 595 engine was recently
Operating Hours, 12 V 595 Trial Engine in »Deutschland« Ferry
M Engine operating hours • Ferry service hours 300 rtl H] u
Jul Aug Sep 1990 1990 1990
Operating hours / Month 2 214 390 234 235 311 388 356 364 306 378 302 400
Total •—70 »- 72 286 676 910 1145 1456 1844 2200 2584 2890 3268 3570 3970
Engine share (%) of ferry 51,69 95,12 76,97 58,89 75,12 94,63 85,57 84,65 69,50 85,90 70,23 90,90 service time installed aboard the 331-foot car fer- ry, Aquastrada, being built by
Rodriguez Cantieri Navali. MTU has also logged several other orders for the 595 series engine.
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