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T/S Golden Bear Demonstration of the Thermal Energy Harvesting and Conversion System Test Report

MARAD partnered with Collins Aerospace to demonstrate a waste heat recovery device on the training ship GOLDEN BEAR.  Low-grade waste heat was recovered from the ship’s service diesel generators and utilized as the heat source for a prototype adsorption chiller.  The chiller operated during the 2023 summer cruise providing cooling to the machine shop.  The cooling capacity for the chiller was measured and a simple business case developed for payback based on the installation and energy savings.  

Last updated: Wednesday, January 24, 2024