Assessment of Energy Savings with Variable Speed Drives in Ship's Cooling Pumps

Chien-Hsing Lee, Zhi Wei Liu, Chien Nan Chen, Ming Yuan Cho, Foung Tang Lin, Joe Air Jiang

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to assess the potential for energy savings in the cooling water circuit of a vessel through the use of variable speed drives (VSDs). A small-scale cooling system was set up in the laboratory and relevant tests were carried out by simulating field conditions. Moreover, the payback period from VSDs installation on an existing 8000 TEU container ship based on the operational scenario of a representative journey was calculated. The result of the analysis revealed significant savings with a payback period of only a few months for VSD-controlled sea water pumps of a container vessel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7115098
Pages (from-to)1288-1298
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1

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Variable speed drives
Energy conservation
Ships
Pumps
Cooling
Containers
Cooling water
Cooling systems
Networks (circuits)
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lee, Chien-Hsing ; Liu, Zhi Wei ; Chen, Chien Nan ; Cho, Ming Yuan ; Lin, Foung Tang ; Jiang, Joe Air. / Assessment of Energy Savings with Variable Speed Drives in Ship's Cooling Pumps. In: IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 1288-1298.
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In: IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 30, No. 4, 7115098, 01.12.2015, p. 1288-1298.

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