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Propulsion Update

MTlTs 595 Diesel Series Design

Concept Proven

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

Oct 1990

Nov 1990

Dec 1990

Jan 1991

Feb 1991

Mar 1991

Apr 1991

May 1991

Jun 1991

Jul 1991

Aug 1991

Sep 1991

Oct 1991

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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