ASTM-F1338 Standard Guide for Main Propulsion Medium Speed Marine Diesel Engines Covering Performance and Minimum Scope of Assembly

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Standard Guide for Main Propulsion Medium Speed Marine Diesel Engines Covering Performance and Minimum Scope of Assembly




1.1 This guide covers performance and minimum scope of assembly of all medium speed marine diesel engines intended for main propulsion of single or multiple screw propelled marine vessels or for vessels using other than screw propeller-type main propulsion.

1.2 This guide is intended to supplement the regulations of legally constituted regulating authorities. In the event of any conflict, which may become apparent after publication of this guide, with such legally constituted regulations, the latter shall take precedence, as may be applicable within the jurisdiction of such authorities and specific to each case, unless such latter regulations are formally waived by proper cognizant authority.

1.3 This guide is not intended to relieve the purchaser of the obligation fully to advise the engine builder of all of the purchaser's unique operational considerations to allow those considerations to be satisfied.


brake horsepower of an engine; diesel; diesel engine; direct-reversible engine; engine assembly; engines; fuel map; fuel; internal combustion engine; main propulsion engine; map; marine engine; mass-elastic system; mechanical efficiency of an engine; medium speed diesel engine; parasitic loads; propulsion; surge line; torsional vibration; turbocharger; vibration analysis; ICS Number Code 47.020.20 (Marine engines and propulsion systems)

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01.07 (Ships and Marine Technology)

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47.020.20 (Marine engines and propulsion systems Standards for internal combustion engines for general use, see 27.020)

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1991 R13 EDITION



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Oct. 1, 2013

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7 pages

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