/ Editors, Industry, News, Other, Technology, Videos / Wiki: World largest engine! Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C [w/video]

Wiki: World largest engine! Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C [w/video]

Linked In Share
Wiki: World largest engine! Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C [w/video]

You own a car with a 5.0-LITER engine? And you think is large? Well … it is in some way… But take a look at this little boy ☺ The Wartsila NSD (Sulzer) RTA96-C two-stroke diesel engine.

This is the most powerful and most efficient piston prime-mover in the world today.

Hmmm .. yes your right- it’s not used for cars ☺ is designed for large container ships, running on heavy fuel oil.

It stands at (13.5 metres (44 ft)) high, is 27.3 m (90 ft) long, and weighs over 2300 tonnes in its largest 14-cylinder version — producing 109,000 brake horsepower (81.3 MW). !

12-cyl-1

That’s the power of almost 110 veyron’s, and if the weight of the average adult person is 70 kilogrammes, this engine has a weight equivalent to the weight of 33,000 people.

The engine was put into service in September 2006 aboard the Emma Mærsk, the first container ship in the E-class (The Maersk E Series comprises eight 14,770 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container ships. )

12-cylinder

Fuel consumption at maximum power is 0.278 lbs/HP/hour (BSFC). Fuel consumption at maximum economy is 0.260 lbs/HP/hour. At maximum economy the Sulzer engine exceeds 50% thermal efficiency: i.e. more than 50% of the fuel going into the engine is converted to power. So, even at its most efficient power setting, the Sulzer 12 cylinder consumes nearly 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil an hour, ~ $6,800 per Hour.

The design and development of the RTA96C was close collaboration with the companies involved in the early stages of the first commercial project: the owner and operator P&O Nedlloyd BV, the ship designer and builder Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Co Ltd (IHI), and the enginebuilder Diesel United Ltd.
25 of these engines are currently in service.

engine_10

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 - filed under Editors, Industry, News, Other, Technology, Videos. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
large engine largest engine world largest engine


Discuss: Wiki: World largest engine! Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C [w/video]

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

2015 Hyundai Tucson introduced
2015 Hyundai Tucson introducedHyundai dealerships across the United States are getting ready to receive the 2015 Tucson, as the model in question has been ...
First Ferrari LaFerrari spotted in China
First Ferrari LaFerrari spotted in ChinaThe first unit of the impressive Ferrari LaFerrari in China has been recently spotted on the road where it “made” a new ...
[Video] Hot Wheels brings Darth Vader’s car to life
[Video] Hot Wheels brings Darth Vader’s car to lifeThere’s no ending to the marketing opportunities provided by possibly the universe’s greatest villain and most evil empire. ...
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – driver’s POV on the road
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – driver’s POV on the roadA new video with the recently unveiled Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is showing the muscle car from a driver’s point of view ...
Tesla Model S gets crashed in China
Tesla Model S gets crashed in ChinaAnother Tesla Model S has been involved in a crash in China and judging by the images posted below, the servicing bill will be ...
Audi confirms SQ7 for 2016
Audi confirms SQ7 for 2016The German based automaker Audi has recently confirmed plans to introduce an SQ7 version of the updated Q7 over the next couple ...
GM recalls – business opportunities for many US dealerships
GM recalls – business opportunities for many US dealershipsAlthough a deadly ignition switch scandal, followed by a hurricane of recalls that led to 29 million cars in need of servicing, ...
Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang GT introduced
Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang GT introducedThe North American based automaker Ford has officially pulled the wraps off its newest creation, the new F-35 Lightning II ...
Mercedes-AMG details new 4.0L V8
Mercedes-AMG details new 4.0L V8Mercedes-AMG has released the first official details on the brand new 4.0 liter V8 engine which will be found under the hood of ...
Bentley tones down sales increases for the year
Bentley tones down sales increases for the yearAfter previously aggressively forecasting record sales for 2014, Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said the company expects the ...
2015 Honda NSX test mule catches fire on the Ring
2015 Honda NSX test mule catches fire on the RingA test mule of the brand new Honda NSX has been completely destroyed on the famous German track, the Nurburgring, after catching ...
Ferrari F430 Spider gets crashed by kid in Geneva
Ferrari F430 Spider gets crashed by kid in GenevaThe young driver of this Ferrari F430 Spider has managed to crash his ride after pushing the gas pedal too hard and losing ...
FCA now reportedly tying up with PSA
FCA now reportedly tying up with PSAAfter media reports proposed a Volkswagen AG takeover deal for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Financial Times has moved to another ...
2015 Kia Soul gets updated
2015 Kia Soul gets updatedKia has announced a series of updates for the 2015 model year Soul which is now going on sale in the United States from 15,900 ...
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabrio – first images released
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabrio – first images releasedThe first official images with the upcoming version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabrio have been released by the German based ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

2015-hyundai-tucson 1
Comic-Con-Toys
tesla model s crash china 2014 1
Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang GT 1
mercedes-amg 4.0l v8 twin turbo 1
Honda NSX 01-2
ferrari f430 spider crash geneva kid 1
2015 mercedes-benz c-class cabrio interior 2
nissan note nismo 1
2015 ford falcon xr6 xr8 1
Mercedes-Benz-AMG-GT-1
VW Golf GTD Variant 01

More automotive from inautonews
Hyundai dealerships across the United States are getting ready to receive the 2015 Tucson, as the model in question has been recently announced by the carmaker. Don’t imagine that the 2015 Hyundai Tucson is a new generation of the crossover or even a facelift because in fact this is just ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Review – German GP 2014
Review – German GP 2014Taking Rosberg’s easy win out of the picture, the German GP was truly spectacular, full of wheel-to-wheel racing, some of the overtakes backfiring ...
Britain and Germany go to war
Britain and Germany go to war1995, the German Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring. Damon Hill leads at the end of lap one ahead of Schumacher but loses the car at the first ...
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?
Racing tracks – sleeping pill or energy drink?The racing weekend took us across the whole world last weekend, with dull or spectacular racing being influenced not only by the quality of the ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety General Motors – 6 new recalls announcedGeneral Motors is continuing to announce new recalls with six separate campaigns which are covering ... Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL for Takata airbagsThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently issued a recall for the SLK and for the SL ...
Safety Section