Analysis of generator installation capacity selection and energy saving on fishing boats

Chien-Hsing Lee, S. H. Hsu, C. C. Huang

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Abstract

The generator installation capacity for most small offshore fishing boats in Taiwan is generally larger than their load demands. Due to the generation capacity adequacy, it may eventually result in a waste of money and energy. Typically, a diesel engine or a propelled engine is used to drive the generator installed in the small fishing boats. As the engine of the boats starts, the fuel consumed by the boats has been occurred. The greater the capacity installed in the boats, the higher the cost of fuel consumption. As a result, the fisherman will have to spend more money on additional fuel. The purpose of this paper is to propose an effective assessment of electrical loads installed on fishing boats for properly selecting the generator installation capacity in order to cut the fuel cost, reduce carbon and save energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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