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 Ismail Zainol,Omar Yaakob.Use of Diesel Engine and Surface-Piercing Propeller to Achieve Fuel Savings for Inshore Fishing Boats[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2016,(2):214-221.[doi:10.1007/s11804-016-1336-z]
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Use of Diesel Engine and Surface-Piercing Propeller to Achieve Fuel Savings for Inshore Fishing Boats


Use of Diesel Engine and Surface-Piercing Propeller to Achieve Fuel Savings for Inshore Fishing Boats
Ismail Zainol1 Omar Yaakob23
Ismail Zainol1 Omar Yaakob23
1. Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology, 32200 Lumut, Perak Malaysia;
2. Marine Technology Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor Malaysia;
3. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor Malaysia
inshore fishingfuel savingsurface-piercing propellerpropulsiondiesel engine
Fishing is a major local industry in Malaysia, particularly in rural areas. However, the rapidly increasing price of fuel is seriously affecting the industry’s viability. At present, outboard petrol engines are the preferred choice for use in small-scale fishing boats because they deliver the advantages of high speed and low weight, they are easy to install, and they use minimal space. Petrol outboard engines are known to consume a greater amount of fuel than inboard diesel engines, but installing diesel engines with conventional submerged propellers in existing small-scale fishing boats is not economically viable because major hullform modifications and extra expenditure are required to achieve this. This study describes a proposal to enable reductions in fuel consumption by introducing the combined use of a diesel engine and Surface-Piercing Propeller (SPP). An analysis of fuel consumption reduction is presented, together with an economic feasibility study. Resulting data reveal that the use of the proposed modifications would save 23.31 liters of fuel per trip (40.75%) compared to outboard motors, equaling annual savings of RM 3962 per year.


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Received date: 2015-04-21;Accepted date: 2015-11-20。
Corresponding author: Omar Yaakob,E-mail:omar@fkm.utm.my
Last Update: 2016-07-06