Gas Turbine Boost Power: Higher Speed for Naval and Commercial VesselsPerformance boats in the 30 to 60 meter range can be simply transformed with the
addition of a simple TF marine gas turbine boost package.More On Vericor's TF50B
addition of a simple TF marine gas turbine boost package.
Increasing vessel speed without making dramatic design changes or increasing vessel weight.
A single Vericor TF50 center boost marine gas turbine package
Additional 5000 hp of installed power and higher speed with addition of one shaft line. Power switched on when high speed is desired. Minimal added weight.
By adding a gas turbine center boost shaft line and reducing the size of the two diesel engines originally planned, a substantial amount of power can be added while decreasing the overall weight of the propulsion system. That translates to added speed.
For the naval architect and the operator, the advantages are numerous:
• Vericor marine gas turbines operate on diesel fuel and are controlled from the bridge just like conventional diesel engines.
• Gas turbines operate waterjets or props just like diesel engines.
• The gas turbine can be brought on line once underway and only
used for high speed segment of the trip.
• Gas turbine horsepower is lighter than diesel horsepower. It’s that simple.
Advantages of the Center Boost TF Gas Turbine Package.
The Vericor Difference
Series marine and industrial gas turbines and provides engineered systems and packages using these engines to customers and operators worldwide. In addition to the US Navy LCAC hovercraft, TF engines power high performance fast ferries, megayachts, fast patrol boats and corvettes. There are more TF Series marine gas turbines engines in propulsion service than any other in this size class.