was looking at the diesel power magazine website today and noticed the had a
top 10 list of their favorite oil burners. so I had to look. this one in
particular raised an eyebrow.
8. Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C
* Engine Type: Two-cycle, 14-cylinder, inline
Displacement: 1,556,002 ci (25,480L) Yikes!
* Bore and Stroke: 38x98 in (Roughly a 3 foot bore and 8 foot stroke!)
* Governed Speed: 102 rpm
Engine Weight: 2,300 tons (The city block-sized crank weights 300 tons)
* Dimensions: 89 feet long and 44 feet high
Maximum Power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm
* Maximum Torque: 5,608,312 lb-ft at 102 rpm
Efficiency: 1,660 gallons per hour of heavy fuel oil
* Why We Dig It: Um, do you really have to ask? If this doesn't turn your
crank, you really don't get it. This engine is used to motivate container
ships, cruise liners, and generates more power than some third-world
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