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26.02.2018
CONTINUING & CHANGING PRIORITIES OF ASME BOILER & PRESSURE VESSEL CODES AND STANDARDS

The present comprehensive work prepared by the recognized experts of ASME Codes and Standards organization. It is a standalone publication with the content significantly expanded and updated. The book has deservedly became very popular and greatly appreciated by both students of engineering and practicing engineers working in the relevant fields.

The content of the publication has been arranged in more than thirty chapters covering absolutely all important aspects. The book opens with a historical overview of the ASME Code Rules applicable to the accreditation and certification plus the related issues, while the second chapter has been devoted solely to the maintenance rule addressing purpose and scope, general requirements, existing standards/programs and their application, evaluation of systems that shall be removed from service, documentation etc. The third chapter is dealing with the pipe vibration testing and analysis.

The remaining chapters of this brilliant volume cover stress identification factors, flexibility factors, functionality and operability, cyclic loading and applicable sections of the Code, fluids, joints and connections, cyclic, impulse and impact loading, integrity and security of pipelines, seismic protection of piping under pressure, American transportation regulations for the radioactive materials, development of the decommissioning technology, valves, flanges, gaskets and fittings, license renewal... the list of the topics covered in this book is too long, just download the volume and have a look, this is a must-have for any engineer.

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25.02.2018
CCS RULES FOR CLASSIFICATION OF MOBILE OFFSHORE UNITS

Here is a complete set of the rules for classification of mobile offshore units released by China Register, the last edition. The main content of the rules is arranged in eight separate parts all included in the set. Traditionally, the first part provides general provision of classification while the second part is covering structure of the mobile offshore units and equipment normally installed on the them.

The third part is dealing with the stability, subdivision of the unit and their load line arrangements. The fourth and fifth parts cover the machinery installations, systems and electrical installations. The sixth part is devoted to the automated systems while the seventh contains requirements to the fire and explosion safety. The closing part of the rule set has been devoted to the multi-purpose mobile offshore units and also to the special systems and installations. Note that this set of rules also includes the latest rule change notices.

The rules will be of great practical use not only to the CCS inspectors but also to any person involved in design and construction of the mobile offshore units as well as to those working on such units and willing to keep the condition of the hull, equipment, systems and all arrangements on board in compliance with the applicable classification requirements.

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25.02.2018
ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT FROM MARINE INVASIVE SPECIES

This section of the marine training will give some knowledge of the different threats of ballast water. Let us start with the environmental impact ballast water may have. Marine species are being carried around the world in ships' ballast water. When discharged into new environments, they may become invasive and severely disrupt the native ecology, impact economic activities such as fisheries and cause disease and even death in humans.

Unlike an oil spill, which can be cleaned up, the effects of marine species introductions are usually irreversible. It is estimated that more that seven thousand different species are carried around the world with the ships' ballast every day. Every nine weeks a marine species invades a new environment somewhere in the world. The list of species that have already hitchhiked with ballast water around the world and created damage to the environment includes north American comb jelly, Asian kelp, north pacific seastar, European green crab, zebra mussel, toxic algae, cholers, and many others.

This video will give you some information about each of the marine species causing unwanted impact on the environment. When fisheries, coastal industry and other commercial activities and resources are disrupted by the invading species, this is an example of the economical impact. It is estimated that the actual cost of all invasive marine species is in the vicinity of 183 billion dollars per year in the United States alone...

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25.02.2018
DNV—GL — PRE—COMMISSIONING OF SUBMARINE PIPELINES

The pre-commissioning of the submarine pipelines is one of the most important and essential parts of the project. It is commonly made of several operations including flooding, cleaning, gauging, pressure test of the system, de-watering, drying and inerting. It should be noted, however, that some of the submarine pipelines do not require drying and inerting.

Most of the regulatory codes applicable to the submarine pipelines provide technical requirements to pressure testing and gauging of the pipelines. But this recommended practice specifically covers pre-commissioning operations taking into account the overall design and arrangements of the systems, planning and management activities, major functional requirements and also execution principles.

The objective of this volume is to give a good guidance on safe, effective and reliable design, planning and then execution of the above mentioned activities. The philosophy in this documents shall apply to both new and existing submarine pipeline systems. The content of the book does not address flexible pipeline systems, but flexible pipeline sections may actually be pre-commissioned with the rest of the system.

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25.02.2018
GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MARPOL ANNEX V

The officially released guidelines to be used for the implementation of the requirements contained in the Annex V to the MARPOL convention. The documents has several objectives, and the main objective is to assist the states in developing the domestic laws and regulations implementing Annex V and enacting them; it will also provide required assistance to the ship owners and operators, crew members and manufacturers of the equipment willing to reach compliance with the requirements that have been set forth in subject Annex.

In addition, the volume will help port/terminal operators providing reception facilities for the garbage commonly generated on board vessels. The content of the guidebook is arranged in several parts. The guidelines for implementation of the Annex itself is the first part while the second part provides instructions for the development of shipboard garbage management plans.

The next part contains the regulations for garbage pollution prevention including definitions and applications, general prohibitions, information about special areas, special requirements applicable to the fixes/floating offshore installations, exceptions, PSC on operational requirements, placards, record keeping etc. In short, everything related to the prevention of marine pollution by shipboard garbage is covered.

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25.02.2018
PERSONAL INJURY PREVENTION — A GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE

In a huge number of modern shipping companies the safety of people on board has significantly improved in the past years. The associated safety awareness programs the use of the safety equipment and continuous training have eventually made vessels much safer places for working and living. However, it is still truth that there are too many accidents, incidents and injuries occurring.

The seafarers are suggested to take particular care not only for their own safety but also for the safety of the shipmates. Shipboard safety is a matter of critical importance and is a priority consideration; it means that all tasks shall only be attempted once all potential implications are fully considered and all appropriate actions have been taken.

The book starts with the intro providing general information about personal injuring and PPE followed by the shipboard safety management, planning of work and relevant procedures, workshop practices and housekeeping, maintenance for the shipboard electrical equipment and systems, handling chemical items, shipboard lifting appliances, fire precautions and associated emergency procedures to be closely followed, hot work including welding and burning, cargo work and many other important aspects.

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25.02.2018
SIGNIFICANT SHIPS OF 1997

The Significant Ships magazine release of the year 1997. Traditionally, the content of this annually issued publication is covering the most interesting ship projects presented in the particular year. This volume contains technical information and descriptions of such vessels as, for example, A. B. Bilbao and Flinterzee general cargo ships, Alexandria reefer ship, Boomerang and Devil Cat catamaran type fast car ferries, American Progress products and crude oil tanker.

There are Aman Sendai liquid natural gas tanker, Hamlet double-ended ferry, Helix, Torm Helene and Rina Amoretti product tankers, Kurzeme liquid petroleum gas tanker, Luhe container ship, UKD Bluefin port dredger, Rathboyne asphalt tanker, Peene Ore ore carrier, New Herald bulk carrier, Multitank Brasilia chemical tanker, Njord B floating storage unit, Taronga ro-ro container vessel, Superseacat Two fast mono-hull ferry, Thames Fisher coastal tanker, and so many others.

The book retains the traditional format used in all previous releases of the Significant Ships series. Each of the vessels have been provided with the brief technical data including shipyard and owner/operator at the time of delivery, ship designer, principal particulars, machinery information as well as some pictures and sketches.

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24.02.2018
JUMBO CRANE OPERATOR SYLLABUS

The maritime shipping world of today makes remarkably extensive use of the shipboard cranes. It is very difficult to see how the work would be done on vessels without cranes. However, the use of the subject machinery is commonly associated with risk. The goal of the present document is to provide readers, and crane operators in the first turn, with the professional technical knowledge they will need to carry out their work is a safe and effective manner.

The content of the volume has been originally compiled by the SBW specialists and then extended to comply with the requirements of Jumbo. The book covers such important aspects of shipboard crane operations as types of most frequently used cranes and derricks, explains the main components of the cranes, touching the terminology involved. Then, the content of the book is dealing with the safety aspects covering all factors contributing in safety in any way.

The remaining chapters of the volume address the lifting tackle and equipment, lifting chains, steel wire ropes, fabric lifting slings, various specialized lifting equipment including lifting beams and clamps, work platforms and crane hooks, rope sheaves and drums, safe attachment of loads, etc. The procedures established for the lifting operations have also been addressed.

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