Sulzer RT-flex. Conclusion
Common rail is now an industrial standard for diesel engines. It has been proven to be an tremendous step forward for all sizes of diesel engines from automotive engines up to the largest low-speed two-stroke engines.
In this environment, Sulzer RT-flex engines have become well accepted by shipowners. Shipowners’ confidence is being encouraged by the good operating experience with the growing number of RT-flex engines in service.
The combination of common-rail concepts and fully-integrated electronic control applied in Sulzer RT-flex engines clearly has excellent potential for future development. It gives the large degree of flexibility in engine setting and operation, together with reliability and safety, which are required to meet the challenges in future marine engine applications in terms of emissions control, optimised fuel consumption, insensitivity of fuel quality, ease of use, operational flexibility, etc.