Accession Number:

ADA582049

Title:

Investigation into the Implications of Fuel Cell Shipboard Integration into the T-AGOS 19 Class

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN SHIP DESIGN

Report Date:

2012-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Fuel cells have long promised to be the next significant development in power systems technology across all industries. The Navy, with the support of the Office of Naval Research ONR, has undertaken a range of fuel cell technology developments at NSWC Carderock SSES that support the potential future use in shipboard powering. To date, the focus has been on demonstrating fuel cell technology with marine fuels and the associated risk mitigation of fuel processing systems. There has been, to date, less of a focus on the assessment of the potential navy ship integration aspects. This paper reviews aspects of a study that aimed to assess the potential marine fuel cell technologies, their potential integration issues, and their likely impact on a representative naval ship design. While the first phases of the study took an in-depth look at potential fuel cell technologies, this paper focuses on the outputs and conclusions from the last two phases of the study. In these phases, a range of potential fuel cell based power systems for the Military Sealift Commands MSC T-AGOS 19 class were developed before being assessed against a range of both generic ship and specific naval requirements such as noise propagation, emissions, and fuel consumption. Finally the outputs from a more detailed integration exercise of a hybrid fuel cell system onto T-AGOS 19 are reviewed and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE