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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:35 PM
langcar langcar is offline
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Norm,
Did a little research, and the Star uses four V-16 and two V-12 Wartsila ZA40S medium speed diesel engines which use Low Sulfer Heavy Fuel Oil. This fuel is actually a little heavier/thicker than commercial grade diesel.
The generators are powered by waste heat boilers that gather heat to boil the steam from the diesel engines exhaust. We have these type of power generator were I work but we use natural gas furnaces to heat the water.
Given this information I am mystified as to what type of accelerant if any could have aided in this fire?
Its pretty tough to light this stuff off without a significant heat source.
Its really tough playing the novice detective online, kind of like a blind man trying to read without Braille.
I am truly intrigued by the size and intensity of this fire.

Regards, Langcar
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