Whether you're designing a multi-million dollar yacht or a state-of-the-art workboat, you know that commercial and leisure vessel owners are rapidly adopting diesel-electric propulsion and directional thrust systems to achieve optimum performance and efficiency.
And whether your design calls for hybrid or all-electric marine power, Argo | TEMA motors deliver maximum fuel efficiency running wide-open or maneuvering in close quarters. Your diesel gensets will
throttle back or idle automatically, precisely matching fuel consumption with
power demand for maximum performance. Their load can be shifted dynamically from propulsion to directional thrust, to auxiliary power.
Compatible with Z-drive or L-drive thrusters, direct shaft or water jet systems, Argo | TEMA marine motors can be configured in a wide range of frames and power ranging from 16HP to over 1,300HP. Arranged in single or multiple configurations, their small footprint, light weight, and virtually vibration-free operation make them the natural design choice for marine applications.
Contact Argo | TEMA today for a free analysis of your marine application. We understand reliability, long service life under severe conditions, global service, and lowest-cost lifecycle efficiency. This shouldn't come as a surprise. Our heritage is shipbuilding.
Conventional harbor tugboat engines operate at optimum efficiency only when at nearly full horsepower. Most tugs, however, normally operate at less than 25% of full power. With over 5,000 HP and 60 tons of bollard pull, the Foss hybrid harbor tug is breaking records for both performance and clean emissions. Read more under Marine Applications on the References|Links page of this website.
In March, 2009, Alcatraz Cruises placed the Hornblower Hybrid ferry into service in San Francisco Bay. Instead of traditional 30 gph fuel consumption, the boat burns only 5.8 gph, saving 29,000 gallons of fuel per year. The vessel won the 2009 WorkBoat first place environmental award. As of December, 2010 Hornblower Cruises is converting the 600 passenger New York Hornblower Hybrid for signtseeing cruises in New York Harbor, expanding its hybrid fleet.
With heavy power loads from auxiliary and scientific equipment, research vessels are ideally suited to hybrid propulsion and directional control. Gensets can serve both super-efficient electric propulsion units and auxiliary shipboard systems for precise balance of capacity with demand. In addition, battery, solar, and fuel cell power sources can be added to the vessel's power grid, expanding options and further reducing reliance on fossil fuels during extended cruises.
The course is clearly charted for U.S. Naval vessel design toward fully integrated electrical systems for propulsion, directional thrust, auxiliary power, and weapons systems. Examples include a recent NAVSEA solicitation (N00024-10-R-4215) for technical information on "Research and Development of Next Generation Naval Integrated Power Systems." The BAA states that "Candidate propulsion motor concepts include Permanent Magnet Motors..." Consistent with the "Next Generation Integrated Power System (NGIPS) Technology Development Roadmap" of 2007, recent Naval design activity points in the same direction - advanced permanent magnet motors and electronic drives for maximum performance and precise control in mission-critical vessel systems.
Leisure craft owners are more conscious than ever not only of minimizing the environmental impact of their vessels, but also of maximizing performance at the most economical cost of operation. This has led to a steady increase in the specification of hybrid power plants for watercraft from tenders and submersibles to megayachts.
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Not only do hybrid and all-electric systems insure top efficiency, they deliver quiet, vibration-free cruising and auxiliary power for everything from main propulsion and directional thrusters to environmental control and entertainment systems. Argo | TEMA embedded permanent magnet motors deliver longer service life and increased return on investment, preserving value both during ownership and at time of sale.