MAN Diesel & Turbo’s MAN L51/60DF engine successfully passes Type Approval Test
MAN Diesel & Turbo’s MAN L51/60DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT), which ran from October 17th to 20th at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The nine-cylinder test engine has an output of 1,150 kW/cylinder at a nominal speed of 500/514 rpm.
The MAN L51/60DF engine can be employed both as marine main-engine and auxiliary engine. Augsburg’s testbed no. 20 hosted the test programme of a nine-cylinder version of the engine that ran on fuel oil (DMA) and natural gas.
The TAT tested the engine’s:
· alarm and safety system
· dual-fuel safety concept, including a test of its pilot-fuel system
· gas supply system.
The TAT also successfully tested the integration of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s proprietary SaCoSone engine control system with the engine.