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Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by Nobody: 7:34pm On Jul 14, 2015
If the Seven Wonders of the World was updated for the 21 st century, the Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel engine could be a contender. If you are a student of the internal combustion engine in all its wonderous configurations, then feast your eyes on this set of numbers which outline the truly astounding engineering feat. It is the most powerful and most efficient engine in the world today.
Designed to provide the motive force for a variety of supertankers and container ships, it comes in 6 cylinder in-line through to a whopping 14 cylinder version. The cylinder bore is 38 inches and the stroke is just over 98 inches. Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 litres) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 litres) for the 14-cylinder version.

At a length of 89 feet and a height of 44 feet, the total engine weight is 2300 tons - the crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.

The RTA96C-14 can achieve a maximum power output of 108,920 hp at 102 rpm and astonishingly, at maximum economy the engine exceeds 50% thermal efficiency. That means, more than 50% of the energy in the fuel is converted to motion. Its Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) at maximum power is 0.278 lbs/hp/hr.

Ship owners like a single engine/single propeller design and the new generation of larger container ships needed a bigger engine to propel them.While engine cylinder configurations for large-scale container liners have been discussed in the magnitude of 14, 16 and 18 cylinders, the 14-cylinder in-line low-speed engine is the first to be offered by any engine designer.

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Re: Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by shalomm: 7:36pm On Jul 14, 2015
no pics?> sp source abi sauce?
Re: Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by Nobody: 8:02pm On Jul 14, 2015
Part

Re: Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by Hollawaley(m): 8:15pm On Jul 14, 2015
American muscle
Re: Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by Nobody: 9:18pm On Jul 14, 2015
shalomm:
no pics?> sp source abi sauce?
Nairaland uploading problem
Re: Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by Nobody: 9:23pm On Jul 14, 2015
Hmmm

Re: Check Out The Most Powerful Diesel Engine In The World by menesheh(m): 4:45pm On Jul 15, 2015
Amazing

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