WORLD’S Biggest Diesel Engine! Have You Seen Bigger Pistons? ULTIMATE RESPECT!

We have seen some big engines throughout our lives. The size of the biggest diesel engine in the world however, caught us off guard! This BEHEMOTH is bigger than a house! For all those who are getting turn-ons on big diesel engines, the following video that we have prepared for you today will be a real treat and `exclusive` power trip. You are about to see how this 82 year-old machine is still functioning big time. This mammoth-sized B&W engine was build and constructed in 1932, and it has been the biggest diesel engine in the whole world for over 30 years. Today, it can be found in DieselHouse, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it is used as a still functioning survival and part of the history of Diesel engines.

DM 884WS-150 works with 8 cylinder engine and it can generate 22 500 HP (15.000kW) and in the period between 1970 and 2004 it was in a stand-by condition, just in case if there is a power failure in the plant. These last 10 years, it does not serve to any other purpose accept as a tourist attraction. Guys from DieselHouse are hosting all kinds of exhibitions, which are complemented with many audio and visual additions, in order to bring the history closer to the visitors. That is definitely a great way of showing the biggest diesel engine to the world! To help them out even more, we decided to share this great video with all of you! Make sure to watch it because it`s not every day an engine makes you feel so small! So check out the video and see what a powerful machine it is, and why the Danes are so proud of it.

You can also see the most powerful diesel engine HERE!

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4 thoughts on “WORLD’S Biggest Diesel Engine! Have You Seen Bigger Pistons? ULTIMATE RESPECT!

  1. adriano

    Quantos CV tem esse motor

    1. aff alguem

      20.394,324 cv, ou 22.500,0 HP

  2. Leka Shameti

    What’s this powering? A ship’s movement? Is the speed like 120 rpm?

  3. Martin

    Herefter is som more info.
    The H.C. Ørsted engine is 24.5 m long, 12.5 m tall, and weighs as much as 1,400 tonnes. This technical masterpiece generates an output of 15 MW, which corresponds to 22,500 effective horsepower. A special feature of the engine is that it is a double-acting two-stroke engine. This means that ignition takes place both when the piston is in its top position and when it is in its bottom position – a technology which is no longer in use.

    From its first trial run in 1933 and some 30 years ahead, the H.C. Ørsted engine remained firmly seated on the throne as the largest of its kind. Even today it still ranks among the largest land-based power plant engines.
    Up until the late sixties, the purpose of the eight-cylinder giant was to generate electricity to Copenhagen and most of Zealand during the peak loads of the electricity grid (in the morning and at 15.00-16.00 when most people got off from work). During the Second World War, the H. C. Ørsted power plant and its engine played an important role as a hideout for the resistance movement and a place where they could store weapons and other resistance effects.

    The engine works on diesel oil with a calorific value of approx. 10,000 kcal/kg. The diesel oil is injected into the cylinders with a pressure of approx. 350-400 bar. The fuel oil consumption is approx. 240 g per kWh at 12,000 kW. The scavenge air comes from four blowers, powered by the engine via a gear, with an output of approx. 1,800 m3 air per minute at a pressure of 0.25 bar. The exhaust gas temperature is 300°C at 12,000 kW. The bearings are pressure lubricated at a pressure of 2.5 bar. The 40 tons content of the lubricating oil tank is injected through the bearings as lubricating oil and through the pistons as cooling oil approx. 10 times an hour.The engine is freshwater cooled in a closed system which is cooled by water from the Copenhagen
    harbour. It is 24.5 m long, 12.5 m tall and weighs 1,400 tons. From this, the weight of 1 complete cylinder constitutes 20 tons, the weight of one opposed piston with
    10 piston rings constitutes 4.5 tons, the weight of the 730 mm thick crankshaft constitutes 140 tons and the weight of the turning wheel 80 tons.

    The engine was last in use during the extensive power breakdown in 2003 that hit Copenhagen and most of Zealand and large parts of Sweden. The engine’s ability to start unaided without the use of electricity meant that it played a major role in the efforts to re-establish power, because modern-day engines need electricity to be able to start.
    Today, the engine is only started to enjoy the attending public. This takes place every first and third Sunday of the month, where the amazed public gape at the 22,500 powerful horses unfolding in an inferno of engine roars and pleasant-smelling diesel fumes.

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