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A Study on the Ship's Speed for Reducing the Fuel Oil Consumption in Actual Ships

선박의 연료소모량 절감을 위한 항해 속력에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2011.07.29
  • Accepted : 2012.02.23
  • Published : 2012.02.28

Abstract

Recently, due to the rapid rise of the international oil price, the burden of fuel oil expense is relatively increasing in a ship. And the international restriction of the greenhouse gas which was generated from the burning of fuel oil is also rapidly strengthened. Therefore, to reduce the greenhouse gas and fuel oil consumption, many shipping company adopted the low speed navigation and it was focused on the improvement of fuel consumption efficiency and the usage of alternative energy in the marine engine development field. In this paper, the fuel oil consumption according to the ship's speed was measured in the actual seas and analyzed the shop test results in the shipyard and the ship navigation data from the abstract log. And then it was proposed that the ship's economic speed was 14~15kts and the optimum rpm was 140~150 in specific sea conditions.

Keywords

Fuel oil expense;Greenhouse gas;Fuel oil consumption;Low speed navigation;Economic speed;Optimum rpm;RPM

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