The most popular engine for power generation onboard large cruise vessels
Extensive testing in our modern diesel laboratory, backed by several thousand running hours are the foundations of the Wärtsilä 46 engine’s outstanding performance and reliability.
Full scale laboratory testing covers various types of endurance tests, combustion measurements, and systems optimization. All of these procedures are used to confirm theoretical calculations, simulations, and performance mapping of such factors as heat balance, fuel and lube oil consumption, exhaust emissions, noise, and vibration levels.
Wärtsilä works in close co-operation with its customers in conducting field tests and following-up on selected test components. Data on wear rates, maintenance intervals and consumption rates are collected regularly. This not only creates long-term customer relationships, but is essential in developing an even better product.
The Wärtsilä 46 engine is fully compliant with the IMO Tier II exhaust emissions regulations set out in Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 convention.
|Wärtsilä 46||IMO Tier II|
|Cylinder bore||460 mm||Fuel specification:|
|Piston stroke||580 mm||Fuel oil||700 cSt/50oC|
|Cylinder output||1000 kW/cyl||7200 sR1/100 F|
|Speed||500-514 rpm||ISO 8217, category ISO-F-RMK 700|
|Mean effective pressure||24.2-24.9 bar||SFOC 173 g/kWh at ISO condition|
|Piston speed||9.7, 9.9 m/s|
|Option: Common rail fuel injection.|
|Dimensions (mm) and weights (tonnes)|
|12V46||10 540||10 420||3 890||4 055||3 600||1 500||176|
|16V46||13 185||13 060||4 400||4 730||3 600||1 500||220|
A* - Total length of the engine when the turbocharger is located at the flywheel end.
A - Total length of the engine when the turbocharger is located at the free end.
B - Height from the crankshaft centreline to the highest point.
B* - Height from the crankshaft centreline to the highest point when the turbocharger is located at the flywheel end.
C - Total width of the engine.
C* - Total width of the engine when the turbocharger is located at the flywheel end.
D - Minimum height from the crankshaft centreline when removing a piston.
F - Distance from the crankshaft centreline to the bottom of the oil sump.
Dimensions and weights
- Dimensions are in millimetres and weights are in metric tonnes. Indicated values are for guidance only and are not binding.
- Cylinder configurations: L = in-line and V = v-form.
Specific fuel oil consumption
At ISO standard reference conditions
Lower calorific value of fuel 42 700 kJ/kg
Without engine driven pumps
At 85% load
ISO standard reference conditions
Total barometric pressure: 1.0 bar
Suction air temperature: 25 °C
Charge air, or scavenge air, cooling water temperature: 25 °C
Relative humidity: 30%
Wärtsilä engines are delivered with the UNIC embedded engine management system.
The UNIC system is designed to ensure extended lifetime for large marine diesel and gas engines operating in the toughest of conditions. Special attention has been paid to temperature- and vibration endurance throughout the design, while the highest priority has been given to operational reliability.
Key features of the UNIC system include the engine safety system, local monitoring, speed control with loadsharing, fuel injection- and timing control, knock detection, alarm signal acquisition, start/stop sequencing, load reduction request, system diagnostics, and a fieldbus interface as applicable for each engine configuration.
Thanks to the electronic control, the engine can be adapted to different operating conditions. Furthermore, the pre-tested configuration allows the engine or generating set to be made ready for operation with a minimum of commissioning and installation work.
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