3-stage air-cooled compressors first choice for large ship engines

Live presentation of the 3-stage air-cooled compressors at a shipyard in Kobe, Japan, in 2008. A TEU container was specially equipped with a complete compressor installation similar to the one in an engine room. (© Sauer Compressors)

The majority of seagoing vessels with an engine power of at least 20,000 kW are equipped with a 3-stage air-cooled starting-air compressor nowadays. The technology, which offers heat reduction advantages, has been installed on ships ranging from container ships to tankers and cruise vessels.

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