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Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

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Currently in the study of re-using the exhaust energy emitted from the main engine and convert them to electricity energy so as to supply to the whole ship. There is possibility to do so, however the cost effectiveness of the system and the size of the equipment is not feasible to be used. Any one with idea of how this could be done.

RE: Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

In a Combination Cycle power plant exhaust from a gas turbine engine is used to create steam to create power through a steam turbine.  If you have enough heat, plenty of water, this should be reasonable cost wise.  

Aaron A. Spearin
ASQ CSSBB
www.Engineering6ss.com

"The only constant in life is change." -Bruce Lee

RE: Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

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Hi there, however this would be using onboard a ship thus using the exhaust gas to generate enough electricity supply for the whole ship. Like using an apartment for example, the engine exhaust is to be converted to electricity for the electrical usage in the apartment. Currently there is some idea about it however it not cost effective. Hope that you could advice if you have come across any of such arrangement. Thanks

RE: Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

It smells like you are proposing to replace the onboard gensets with a cogeneration system.   Which is a fine idea, provided that the propulsion engines are always producing enough waste heat to satisfy the electrical demand.

It would probably annoy the hell out of nearby ships and communities when you are docked.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

Maybe a simple heat exchanger to create heat for - heating, rather than the use of electrical devices may be of use (reduce electrical demand).
I understand this is a bit obscure relative to your original question - just a suggestion.

Regards,
Lyle

RE: Converting Exhaust Energy from Engine to Electricity power for daily u

Take a look at    https://matteranenergy.us/  Efficiency-wise you won't beat Combined Heat & Power provided you have a need for this much heat.

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