And what fine vessel does this engine belong to???
You a Marine Engineering Officer i guess then?? Planning a full career in it or using it as a stepping stone to better things???
good money while your offshore!! I presume youll be ensureing you get enough days in your first few years to get tax free???
You could always go RN Submariner and specialise in nuclear engineering!! big money in civvy street and no shortage of jobs!
Oh yes, all tax free. Over 6 months at sea.
3 months on, 2 months off.
RN is too dangerous for me, submarines are cool, but a ship full of men under water for extended periods without any views and limited communication. I would rather not. I might go for the RFA though.
There is never a shortage of jobs in any engineering tbh, as cool as nuclear engineering is!!
The shear scale is amazing. Wouldnt mind doing that job myself as long as it wasnt with other sweaty men in boiler suits playing with their tools lol
But yeh the scale is simply immense, the 48/60 part of the engine means it the bore of the cylinder is 48cm and the stroke 60cm. I.e. a foot and half by over half a metre.
And those propulsion motors? They need 2200V, and around 1500Amps to run, and at maximum chat, use 20MW of power. We have 2 of them, so 40MW of power. That is enough power to light up Southampton.
So how many revs, bhp and torque do they have?
Too big for my liking. Looks a ***** of a job compared to faffing with 10 litre engines we play with at work. Interesting pictures though.