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Abstract

The use of a flywheel to store energy in crane operation is examined from both a commercial and a technical viewpoint. Back-to-back tests were conducted between a flywheel storage device, mechanically connected to the hoist drive through gearing and a flywheel storage device electrically coupled to the hoist drive through the electrical supply system. An economic feasibility study shows, in terms of energy cost savings, the benefit achieved with electrically coupled flywheel offers higher overall availability and forms the basis for further commercial applications for flywheel energy storage. It was tested in a scale model container crane, and, using a suitable energy savings, but also consumed electrical power much more evenly, thus reducing the peak burden on the supply.

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Authors: ENDER H, FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY);HEJJ E, FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY);KELIN P, FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY);MANTHEY H, FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY);NOVER M, FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY);SIGL D FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY), FRIED. KRUPP GMBH, ESSEN (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9559 DE (1984) MF, 62 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 310, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123079100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: de