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MAN Diesel & Turbo’s MAN L51/60DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT), which ran from October 17at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The nine-cylinder test engine has an output of 1,150 kW/cylinder at a nominal speed of 500/514 rpm.
The MAN L51/60DF engine can be employed both as marine main-engine and auxiliary engine. Augsburg’s testbed no. 20 hosted the test programme of a nine-cylinder version of the engine that ran on fuel oil (DMA) and natural gas.
The TAT tested the engine’s:
The TAT also successfully tested the integration of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s proprietary SaCoSone
Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo said: “The MAN L51/60DF, with its improved rated-output and new features such as gas-start capability, is a welcome addition to the ranks with the flexibility to act in a main or auxiliary capacity. Whether operating on fuel oil or gas, I’m certain its efficiency and high power output will be appreciated by the market.”