VULKAN Couplings Marine propulsion

Diesel Electric-Drive in Ice Breakers

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As an alternative to the diesel-mechanical drive in icebreakers, the diesel-electric drive is also used to meet the high performance requirements during operation. The diesel-electric power transmission is a drive system where by generator sets the mechanical energy of the diesel engines is converted into electrical energy. This electrical energy is used for electric motors driving POD drives, steering propellers, etc. In this case the diesel engine drives a generator and between the diesel engine and the generator various VULKAN products can be used. Depending on the performance and setup of the diesel engine (fixed or elastic), either VULASTIK L couplings or products from the RATO range are employed. For mounting the motor and the generator, suitable VULKAN mounts are used.