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Old 7th August 2019, 11:50
oldgoat1947 oldgoat1947 is offline  
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Re steam vacuum AC systems. I sailed on a couple of ships with them and regular cleaning of the condensers was a must. they apparently work well on shoreside with cleaner cooling water. We did have a problem on one ship. the boilers were shut down for extensive repairs. We jury rigged two water driven eductors to create a vacuum driven off the fire / GS pump it did cool the accommodation down, but not as efficient as the steam On stem we used an extra 6 or 7 tonnes of fuel a day in Port at sea the WHU at full speed was just enough for the job. If you reduced speed you needed to flash up the boiler. As the ship was a Tanker carrying heated crude. It was always logged as fuel for cargo heating on loaded passages.
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