Monday, July 25, 2011

102rpm

Bit like Cadel Evans?

"The 109,000-horsepower Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C, which first set sail in the Emma Mærsk in 2006, weighs in at a rotund 2,300 tons, and it's 44-feet tall and 90-feet long. It has 14 cylinders that each consume 6.5-ounces of diesel fuel every cycle. The massive mill churns at only 102 rpm.

So far there are 25 such engines patrolling the world's oceans, and another 86 are on the way."

World's largest diesel engine makes 109,000 horsepower - Autoblog

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