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More Variable Speed AC and DC grid

More Variable Speed AC and DC grid

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Just to keep this going from thread321-301280: Variable Speed AC generators and DC transmission in marine

Alewijnse and Vacon teamed up (with Shipkits BV) with essentially the same variable speed AC and DC grid layout:

http://marine-diesels.net/news/http:/marine-diesels.net/news/tag/alewijnse/

ABB also finally found a customer for their DC grid:

http://www.marinelink.com/news/breakthrough-onboard-grid341505.aspx

This will soon take diesel electric systems by storm.  The ability to eliminate a propulsion switchboard and phase shifting transformers to save weight and up-front cost, to more quickly put reserve diesels online, and the ability to save fuel with variable loads will all push this to the forefront.

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