Closed cycle system in operation

CDSS, which is a subsidiary of Carlton Communications, has developed and built closed cycle diesel engine systems (28 November, Subs face a power shift) since 1982 ranging from 25 to 500kW. A CDSS 250kW closed cycle system was installed and tested in the German submarine U1 in 1993. The conclusion, published in the conference proceedings […]

CDSS, which is a subsidiary of Carlton Communications, has developed and built closed cycle diesel engine systems (28 November, Subs face a power shift) since 1982 ranging from 25 to 500kW. A CDSS 250kW closed cycle system was installed and tested in the German submarine U1 in 1993.

The conclusion, published in the conference proceedings of Subcon 95 German Submarine Technology, said: `After an intensive R&D phase 1986-93 and additional component optimisation, the closed cycle diesel system has proved to be a robust and reliable system. Because it is made with standard, off-the-shelf components assembled with state-of-the-art technology, its flawless performance can be guaranteed. The system today also offers a cost effective opportunity to refit conventional submarines. It provides the advantage of additional submerged endurance, dramatically increasing the submarines’ survivability in areas with high radar and air threat, whilst matching currently valid submarine noise levels in silent routine.’

The conclusion was written by Thyssen Nordseewerke which is one of CDSS’s licensees. Rotterdam shipbuilder RDM is our other licensee.

CDSS has closed cycle systems operational in Germany, Holland and the Far East ranging from 120 to 300kW.

{{Harvey Foxmanaging directorCDSSKetteringNorthants}}