EPROX-DC is a fuel-efficient, diesel-electric propulsion system with integrated energy storage. Usage of DC Grid eliminates the need for a constant speed generator set, providing an opportunity to save fuel during part load operation of the propulsion system through variable speed generator set operation. This offers an innovative propulsion system, creating a much more flexible and compact solution with a range of potential applications.
In brief summary, EPROX-DC decouples the load application of the propeller from the diesel engine, reducing peak loads and making the entire propulsion plant more responsive and dynamic. This also means that the engine can be loaded at a constant and high rate. Moreover, when the vessel is powered solely by electricity from storage sources, zero emissions can be achieved.
A few key benefits of the EPROX-DC include:
Important features of the MAN 175D Variable Speed include:
Further information can be found in the new EPROX-DC brochure.