MAN Diesel and Turbo said last week it will up-rate its popular four-stroke diesel GenSet L23/30H by almost 10% of current values (any more than that and the design would have to be submitted to classification societies for ‘Type Approval’ thus increasing costs and taking more time). Introducing the upgrade, MAN adds a footnote lauding this particular engine, the classic 23/30 model first introduced by subsidiary Holeby fifty or so years ago, as one of its ‘original workhorses’, mentioning too an increase in orders for the new version of this, the Mk.2 engine . On the understanding that a workhorse is something that does a large amount of dull or routine work faithfully — providing a ship’s electrical power seems to fit — then the title is well-earned by the GenSet. What made it so popular?
Genset Turbocharger Detail: Photo courtesy of MAN
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