hotel load

15:37 Sep 24, 2011
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English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase: hotel load
The electric power needed for other ship functions than propulsion, i.e.
for AC, lighting, galleys, etc. For a Panamax vessel a typical hotel load
is close to 10 MW.
Hanne Aas
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hotel load
Svein Hartwig Djaerff

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"The term hotel load is used with respect to ships to describe their non-propulsion energy requirements. It can be thought of as the energy load required to operate all 'non propulsion' systems aboard ship - lights, air conditioning, computers, water purifiers, radios, etc. When a ship is in port, for instance, all of its energy requirements constitute* the hotel load. When a ship is underway, the excess in energy requirements over and above that needed to drive the ship is the hotel load. The term can be used to describe the actual electrical power draw, or to describe the amount of engine plant time and output required to produce that energy from the generators. Ships in port do, of course, have the option of accepting shore power to handle their hotel load and reduce time on their engine components, if sufficient power is available."

Svein Hartwig Djaerff
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