High-speed machine solutions for operation and dock tugboats

Port farms and terminal tugboats run an average of 1,000 – 3,000 hours per year, however, about 80% of the time the engines are operated under 20% load. Therefore, one criterion for choosing the best engine for your tug is: power load sharing. In the 1980s, about 70% of tugboats were equipped with medium speed engines. Today, nearly 90% of tugboats in ports and terminals under construction use high-speed engines.

High-speed engine for port and salvage tugboats

1:Acceleration function
The high-speed engine has a wider operating range, from idle to full load, more powerful acceleration, better performance and operability. Acceleration time and operating speed range-maximum power comparison (0-100%).

                High-speed engine for port and salvage tugboats


2:Size and weight
High-speed engines are usually one-third the size and weight of medium-speed engines, and high-speed engines are cheaper and easier to install.


3:Fuel consumption
When the engine load is 50% ~ 70% and above, the medium-speed engine has lower fuel consumption than the high-speed engine.
Operational Profile-Port and Terminal Tugs


Relative Fuel Consumption 65 T Port and Terminal Tugboat Solution


4:Operating cost
Related operating costs for high-speed and medium-speed engines over 15 years, it is clear that high-speed engines have lower operating costs, with savings of 10% to 12%

Operating Standard Cost


Operating cost structure over 15 years


So cat high-speed engines can bring huge benefits to tugs in ports and docks

The next series of I will take you through the case of high-speed machines.

Post time: Mar-13-2020
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