Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Very Impressive


This is what a crankshaft for the world's first 14-cylinder low-speed engine looks like. The engine was called the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C. Its a 1,810 liter engine that produces 108,920 horsepower at just 102 rpm's. The crankshaft itself weighs about 300 tons (660,000 lbs).


  1. 5.6 million lb-ft of torque!


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    1. Super sized container ships, which bye the bye are responsible for more unburned hydrocarbons than all the cars, trucks, and busses in the entire USA. Get rid of container ships help clean the atmosphere, and bring back jobs to America. Higher cost products, not really. Job security is National security.

  3. For container ships. I'd like to see the prop that is on the end of that; higher rpm for smaller faster spinning propellers, super low rpm/massive torque for larger slower propellers.
    And I wonder, which one is easier/harder for marine mammals to hear?

  4. Let me guess, it runs a generator for charging electric vehicles.

  5. Back in the day.....I think Edelbrock would 'thirst' to flatten out the top of those cams...you know into a 3/4 race or something!