Wärtsilä 32

The Wärtsilä 32 was developed in response to a need in the market for a new engine in the 320 mm cylinder bore class and since 1998 more than 2500 of these engines have been sold to the marine market, in total more than 4500 Wärtsilä 32 bore engines have been delivered to the marine market since the 1980s.

Based on the latest achievements in combustion technology, it is designed for efficient and easy maintenance in combination with long maintenance-free operating periods. The engine is fully equipped with all essential ancillaries and a thoroughly planned interface to external systems.

The Wärtsilä 32 engine is fully compliant with the IMO Tier II exhaust emissions regulations set out in Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 convention.

    Advantages

    Exellent fuel flexibility allowing operation on HFO, LBF, MDO and ultra low sulphur fuel. Low fuel oil consumption over a wide load range.

    Utmost power-to-weight and power-to-space rations in combination with a great flexibility in engine support arrangements allows optimised rigid or flexible installation for a wide range of vessel applications.

    Fast starting times and great load acceptance makes the Wärtsilä 32 a preferred choice in many offshore applications.

    High reliability and proven in service makes the Wärtsilä 32 an excellent choice for any application.

    Technical data

    Wärtsilä 32 IMO Tier II
    Cylinder bore 320 mm Fuel specification:
    Piston stroke 400 mm Fuel oil 700 cSt/50oC
    Cylinder output 500, 580 kW/cyl 7200 sR1/100oC
    Speed 750 rpm ISO 8217
    Mean effective pressure 24.9, 28.9 bar category ISO-F-RMK 700
    Piston speed 10.0 m/s SFOC 174 g/kWh at ISO condition
    Rated power
    Engine type 580 kW/cyl 500 kW/cyl
    6L32 3 480 3 000
    7L32 - 3 500
    8L32 4 640 4 000
    9L32 5 220 4 500
    12V32 6 960 6 000
    16V32 9 280 8 000
    18V32 - 9 000
    Dimensions (mm) and weights (tonnes)
    Engine type A* A B* B C D F Weight
    6L32 4980 5 325 2560 2 240 2380 2345 1155 35.4
    8L32 5960 6 379 2360 2 325 2 610 2345 1155 43.6
    9L32 6450 6 869 2360 2 325 2 610 2345 1155 49.2
    12V32 6935 6 865 2715 2 375 2 900 2120 1475 56.9
    16V32 8060 7 905 2480 2 570 3 325 2120 1475 71.7

    Wärtsilä 32

    * turbocharger at flywheel end

    Applications

    The Wärtsilä 32 can be installed in a vast range of applications such as drillrigs and ships, AHTS, PSV, dredgers, Fishing vessels, Tugs and Ferries.

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