MAN Diesel and Turbo announced that its L51/60DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT), which ran from October 17 at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main classification societies.
The nine-cylinder test engine has an output of 1,150 kW/cylinder at a nominal speed of 500/514 rpm. The MAN L51/60DF engine can also be utilized both as marine main-engine and auxiliary engine.
The L51/60DF engine ran on fuel oil (DMA) and natural gas while it was tested on Augsburg’s test bed no. 20.
The TAT tested the engine’s:
alarm and safety system,
dual-fuel safety concept, including a test of its pilot-fuel system,
gas supply system,
the integration of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s proprietary SaCoSone.
Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo stared: “The MAN L51/60DF, with its improved rated-output and new features such as gas-start capability, is a welcome addition to the ranks with the flexibility to act in a main or auxiliary capacity. Whether operating on fuel oil or gas, I’m certain its efficiency and high power output will be appreciated by the market.”