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    1,000,000+ HP engine.

    The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover in the world today. The Aioi Works of Japan's Diesel United, Ltd built the first engines and is where some of these pictures were taken.
    It is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These engines were designed primarily for very large container ships. Ship owners like a single engine/single propeller design and the new generation of larger container ships needed a bigger engine to propel them.

    The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98". Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.

    Some facts on the 14 cylinder version:
    Total engine weight: 2300 tons (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)
    Length: 89 feet
    Height: 44 feet
    Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm
    Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm

    Fuel consumption at maximum power is 0.278 lbs per hp per hour (Brake Specific Fuel Consumption). Fuel consumption at maximum economy is 0.260 lbs/hp/hour. At maximum economy the engine exceeds 50% thermal efficiency. That is, more than 50% of the energy in the fuel in converted to motion.
    For comparison, most automotive and small aircraft engines have BSFC figures in the 0.40-0.60 lbs/hp/hr range and 25-30% thermal efficiency range.

    Even at its most efficient power setting, the big 14 consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour.



    Installing the "thin-shell" bearings. Crank & rod journals are 38" in diameter and 16" wide:


    The crank sitting in the block (also known as a "gondola-style" bedplate). This is a 10 cylinder version.
    Note the steps by each crank throw that lead down into the crankcase:


    A piston & piston rod assembly. The piston is at the top. The large square plate at the bottom is where the whole assembly attaches to the crosshead:


    Pistons




    The cylinder deck (10 cylinder version). Cylinder liners are die-cast ductile cast iron. Look at the size of those head studs!:


    The first completed 12 cylinder engine:




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    Je..........................................

    ............sus. That is neat.

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    Jesus fucking christ, that's insane
    smoke rocks

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    wow...if Jesus had a car
    Nice post.

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    115k HP not 1mil HP, but it has 5.6mil torque which is the important stat for diesels.

    http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%A4...Sulzer_RTA96-C
    Last edited by Sodo; 3/24/2010 at 10:17 am.

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    I wanna see the turbo. 102 rpm is awesome.

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    This is pretty sweet, do you have a link to this original material I would love t osend it to a friend


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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidRetro View Post
    This is pretty sweet, do you have a link to this original material I would love t osend it to a friend
    No just quoted it from another forum.


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    holy fucking shit i want one

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    how long did production take?

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    This just screams badass, would've been nuts to see the assembly in person.

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    New popular engine swap right here. Fucking neat as hell.

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    Built in cat walks haha.

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    holllyyyyyy shiitttttt. That is fucking insane.

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    Even with the pictures it's hard to clearly imagine the scale of that.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXHvY-zY9hA
    The video is kind of old and the engine has been updated slightly since then but you'll get the gist of it. Looks a lot better in HD on the History channel so if you see this megabuilders episode check it out

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    will it fit in my civic?

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    how much for an oil change lol

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    Seriously amazing. I must say, it almost makes you wonder what the engineers were thinking... "Just Supersize it."

    I have to wonder if there's a more efficient (space/size) way to power a ship of that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trollmage View Post
    how much for an oil change lol
    thats a good question i wounder what the oil capacity alone is?

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