Investment in Design

System (ECS) controls the timing of the fuel injection through close monitoring of the crankshaft position via a tacho system, regarded as far more accurate and responsive than any mechanical method of control. When compared to conventional designs, the most visually apparent difference in the ME hreed is the absence of the timing chains. In combination with the removal of the camshaft, this results in weight savings.

At the recent presentation and acceptance of the first dedicated, cam-less ME engine in Frederikshavn, Peter Sunn Pedersen said the event marked "the greatest technical step forward in the technology of large marine diesel engines since our company introduced turbocharging of such large two-stroke engines in 1952". He described it as "the first fully commercial step" on way to realizing the company's long-term vision of "the intelligent engine." Circle 160 on Reader Service Card

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