MAN Diesel Engine Passes Type Approval Test
MAN Diesel announced that it has performed a main engine type approval test (TAT) for the smallest member of its electronically controlled ME-B engine family. The recently completed test program for the S35ME-B ran over three days with a comprehensive range of test runs. All international Classification Societies members of IACS were present for a presentation of the engine, test bed trials, tests of safety devices, survey of performance data and thorough inspection of engine internals and dismantled key components.
The engine, which has undergone the TAT, is the second S35ME-B unit produced in Denmark, developing 6960 kW at 167 r/min, from an eight-cylinder configuration. Like its predecessor, it will be delivered to Soli Trading & Shipbuilding Industry S.A., Turkey. Powering a newbuilding, the 8S35ME-B engine will be fitted to drive a MAN Diesel 4.4 m Alpha CP Propeller type VBS 1280 and a 1200-kW step-up gear and alternator.
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