Steam End-Use Energy Efficiency Measures

Steam end-use could vary according to ship types. The main users of steam include:

  • Steam-driven cargo pumps in tankers.
  • Steam driven ballast pumps
  • Cargo heating
  • Fuel storage, treatment and condition system
  • Fresh water generation especially in cruise ships
  • HVAC system in particular in cruise ships
  • Steam – driven an AC generator to generate electricity

Every effort should be made to economies on steam-end use as this would eliminate the need for extra steam generation thus very effective in energy saving (MariEMS 2017).