You can make this stuff up, virtually every new ship that's come out of the yards has had some internal system go wrong. This is particularly acute with designs that were a result of the 'transformative era' of defense building. They're gonna have to cut a hole into the side of a brand new ship, which already has been plagued with electrical problems, to pull-out and replace the engine.
Second Zumwalt Destroyer Needs New Engine After Turbine Blades Damaged in Sea Trials
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They placed guns on a ship that take no known ammunition. Then cancelled the ammunition development? Seriously, this is where my tax dollars go?
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Used to be a USNI member and read a lot of their articles, about 8 years ago it just got too depressing... It's NOT USNI's fault, it's the Navy's fault.
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Reminds me of the WWII subs with HOR engines.
We sent those subs into combat against the IJN with utterly unreliable engines. One sub limped home on the tiny auxiliary engine because all four HOR main engines failed.
You'd think the Navy would have learned that lesson.
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It failed during acceptance trials so don't accept it and stop paying bills, but be open to reconsidering once engines are replaced and ready for new acceptance tests.
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Who pays for this new engine? Do Navy ships come with a 3yr/36k warranty?
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Damn. I haven't been in the shipbuilding/engineering loop for a while, but what happened to the GE LM2500's that served us so well?
I don't recall any major issues like this on the ships I served on (even though I was an OPS guy and not Engineering).
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I would think if it failed acceptance trials, the shipbuilder an/or engine manufacturer would be on the hook.
The wanted more power than the LM2500 can put out. GE has a new engine, the LM6000, but I think it's only recently been ported to marine use.
The engine in question is the Rolls-Royce MT30, a marine gas turbine engine based on Rolls-Royce Trent 800 aero engine. The MT30 retains 80% commonality with the Trent 800, the engine for the Boeing 777. The maximum power rating is 40 MW and minimum efficient power 25MW. To replace the engine as that it is so large, a special rail system is needed to remove the engine and put in a new one. That system hadn’t yet been designed when the Navy realized it needed one, so engineers had to finish the design and then install the system. WTF?
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For now, because the engines are government-furnished equipment, the Navy will have to pay for the removal of the engine and the installation of the new one. If the problem turns out to be a Rolls-Royce manufacturing or quality assurance issue, the Navy could look to recoup that money from them.
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Gas Turbines on every Naval surface combatant I have ever been on are removable throuh the intake ducting as a planned maintenance action. you dont need to cut a hole in the ship, the railings for removal are pre installed and it just take some chain falls and fittings.
removing and replacing takes about 2 days.
I have not been on the Zumwalt, but that is the procedure on the Spruance class, Ticonderoga class cruisers and all flights of DDG 51 class ships.
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Yeah, if it wasn't my tax dollars at work, I'd be laughing out loud at this!!! Jasper is a good option for many situations...
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1.4 Billion and the fact that we have no ammunition for the AGS aside...
While I appreciate engineering, testing and growing pains with new "Models" and red-tape... My take away from this is in 8-10 years later we still do not have a ship capable of sending lead down-range. Maybe it just wasn't a priority, but damn that seems awfully long.
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Considering they hadn't come up with a engine rail system to do such a replacement and the unique single-deck house design of the class, I'm assuming they may have to cut through the hull. Hopefully, these things are considered during the design process however, those classes of ships you named were all designed back in the 70's & 80's, which was an entirely different era.
Images of the recent LCS-1 engine replacement come to mind.
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The Brits new destroyers can't operate in the tropic. When the temps hit 120, the engine for the generators overheats.
The OEM stated, "well, you didn't specify it would need to function in those temperatures"
And who was the manufacturer? Rolls Royce
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For the record, the problem part was the engine intercooler made by Northrop Grumman Marine.
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