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Maritime Engineering and Technology

   Here is a very good compilation of the articles related to the maritime engineering and maritime technology. There are nine main parts in this book covering such areas as ship control and propulsion, ship design, onboard systems, ship traffic, resk and reliability, ship structures, ship dynamics and hydrodynamics, renewable energy, wave and wind modeling. For more than twenty-five years, the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering branch of the Portuguese Association of Engineers and the Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering of the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, have been organizing national conferences on Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. Such meetings had the objective of bringing together Portuguese professionals and giving them an opportunity to present and discuss the ongoing technical activities. They have been attended by up to 200 participants. The papers presented in these meetings have been collected in a series of books written in Portuguese. At the same time, as the conferences have become more mature, the international contacts have also increased and the industry became more international in such a way that the fact that the conference was in Portuguese started to hinder its further development with wider participation. Therefore, for the session that was planned for 2010, a decision was made to experiment with having also papers in English, mixed with the usual papers in Portuguese. The national meetings have normally taken place around the month of November but, given that IST was completing 100 years of existence in May 2011, another decision was made to postpone this Conference to 10-12 May 2011 so as to associate it also with the commemorations of the 100 years of IST...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 303 |

European Ship Recycling Regulation

   Scrapping ships, sacrificing men was the title of a compelling series of articles published in the Baltimore Sun in 1997. Awarded with the famous Pulitzer Prize, these investigative reports revealed the dark side of a little-known 'reckless industry' and illustrated the social and environmental costs involved, and accused, among others, the United States Navy and Defense Department of sending its hazardous problems to South Asian beaches. Almost twelve years later, the IMO's Diplomatic Conference on Ship Recycling adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, known as the (Hong Kong Convention). While the convention has been slammed by environmentalists as 'already obsolete'," others emphasise that it strikes the right balance instead and describe its adoption not only as a 'good outcome' but also herald the 'birth of a more responsible industry'. Whether these assessments are valid, whether the green lobby has eventually left its mark on ship recycling/ whether entry-into-force of the convention will still take at least another 5 years, and whether interim European Union measures are capable of sufficiently tackling the issues at stake will be analysed in this study...

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS | Views: 99 |

Sultana - Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History

   There were six of them, five young men and one woman, dressed in brand-new desert camo and pristine combat boots, posing for a cell-phone photo at the terminal gate. They were the sort of soldiers you see everywhere in American airports these days: Guys with Oakley shades perched atop freshly shaved heads, women with hair tucked inside their caps, moving purposefully and a little furtively, separate from everyone else. Their expressions seemed both confident and a little edgy. No one knows what the future holds, but it is seldom as obvious or meaningful as when a person sets off for armed conflict. From that moment on, anything can happen. The soldiers were documenting a true departure, the beginning of a very personal and potentially fatal group experiment: This is us leaving Atlanta, leaving the known world behind. The scene has been repeated, in various incarnations, for as long as people have been going off to war. It would have been much the same for Romulus Tolbert, a soldier I was trailing, nearly a century and a half after the fact. In the fall of 1863, Tolbert was waiting with his fellow soldiers in the Indianapolis train station, in his own crisp uniform and unsullied boots, preparing to ship off to the American Civil War. He was about to step across a similar threshold, and he faced the same basic question: Will I make it back? He had no way of knowing how bad things would get, which was probably just as well. I came across Tolbert's story while researching a comparatively obscure historical episode that had made the local news two decades before, when a farmer and a Memphis lawyer reported rinding what they believed to be the remains of a steamboat known as the Sultana buried beneath an Arkansas soybean field. The Sultana saga was by then largely forgotten, despite its epic proportions and the fact that it branched off into a network of intriguing subplots, one of which concerned Tolbert. The interwoven stories of the Sultana disaster have a lot to say about human survival, and they are particularly attractive to those of us eating frozen yogurt in Concourse E. They show us what a full onslaught is like, with everything the Fates can throw at you...

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Another Great Day at Sea - Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush

   We were going to be flying to the carrier from the United States Navy base in Bahrain on a Grumman C-2A Greyhound: an ungainly propeller plane, more war- or work-horse than greyhound. There was nothing speedy or sleek about it. The sky was doing what it always did at this time: waiting for the sun to show up. The sun is the only thing that happens to the sky in this part of the world—that and the stars which were nowhere to be seen. The temperature was pleasant; a few hours from now it would be infernal. Sixteen passengers, all Navy except for me and the snapper, gathered round the back of the Greyhound — also known as a Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) — listening to the safety briefing. Our luggage had been weighed and taken away for loading. Despite my protests, I had to hand over my computer bag as well, something I'd never let happen before. It had to be stowed because when we landed on the carrier, when the plane touched down and hooked the arresting wire, we would go from 140 mph to 0 mph in a couple of seconds: the trap, the first of many words that I heard for the first time, or rather the first of many times that I heard a familiar word used in a completely new way. I knew what the trap referred and pertained to—the hook, the arresting wire—but was unsure how to use it. Did we make the trap? Hit the trap? Come in for the trap? The trap: it existed in isolation from other words, abruptly and permanently arrested from the normal momentum of syntax. Then there was the word 'cranial': in this context not an adjective but a noun referring to the head-, ear- and eye-protectors that were handed out for the flight. Unnoticed, I noticed now, the sky had brightened from grey to blue. We put on our float coats, carried our cranials and filed onto the plane. There were two seats on either side of the aisle — all facing backwards — and two windows on either side of the fuselage, each the size of a dinner plate. It was not the sort of environment in which one could complain about the lack of leg room, though that was one of the striking features of this aircraft. Others were fumes and noise...

Category: NAVY FLEET | Views: 66 |

Physical Oceanography of the Baltic Sea

   The Baltic Sea is a unique basin - it is relatively shallow and small, rather a series of basins connected to the main Atlantic Ocean only via the Danish Straits. The exchange of water through these series of straits is limited, and as a consequence of the positive freshwater balance the Baltic Sea water mass is brackish, with the mean salinity about seven per cent — 1/5 of the salinity of normal ocean waters. This elongated sea lies between maritime temperate and continental sub-Arctic climate zones. In winter it is partly covered by ice and during the most severe winters it is completely frozen over. The variable coastal geomorphology and the wide archipelago areas give the Baltic Sea its individual appearance. There are four major brackish water basins in the World Ocean. Listed from the largest to the smallest they are the Black Sea located between Europe and Asia Minor, the Baltic Sea. The Gulf of Ob in the Kara Sea and Chesapeake Bay, surrounded by Virginia and Maryland on the east coast of the United States of America. They all developed into brackish water basins during the Holocene. During the Weichselian glaciation the Black Sea was a freshwater lake, the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Ob were under the ice sheet, and Chesapeake Bay was a river valley. The mean depth of the Black Sea is 1,197 m and, due to the strong salinity stratification and extremely slow deepwater renewal, the water masses below 200 m are anoxic. The Sea of Azov in the northeastern part of the Black Sea is often frozen during the winter. The Gulf of Ob is a narrow and long estuary of Ob River in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic, ice-covered in winter. Chesapeake Bay is a very shallow and small basin. It is a ria or a drowned valley in a humid subtropical climate zone with hot summers and with ice formation in river mouths in some winters.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 68 |

MCS 2200 Monitoring and Control System

   This pack contains the System Description and User Manual for the MCC 2200 Monitoring and Control System by SAM Electronics. The first file describes the main features of the subject system, configuration types, system components, and various application examples. The User Manual covers the layout and operating instructions for the SOD 2200 system operating display.


Sextant - A Young Man's Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans

   Crossing an ocean under sail today is not an especially risky undertaking. Accurate offshore navigation—for so long an impossible dream—has now been reduced to the press of a button, and most modern yachts are strong enough to survive all but the most extreme weather. Even if errors, accidents, or hurricanes should put a boat in danger, radio communications give the crew a good chance of being rescued. Few sailors now lose their lives on the open ocean: crowded inshore waters where the risk of collision is high are far more hazardous. But it was not always so. Whеп a young man called Alvaro de Mendana set sail from Peru in November 1567 to cross the Pacific with two small ships, accompanied by 150 sailors and soldiers and four Franciscan friars, he faced difficulties so great that his chances of survival, let alone achieving his objectives, were slim. Mendana's orders from his uncle, the Spanish viceroy, were to convert any "infidels" he encountered to Christianity, but the expedition was certainly not motivated entirely by religious zeal. According to Inca legend, great riches lay on islands somewhere to the west. Were these islands perhaps outliers of the great southern continent that was believed to lie hidden somewhere in the unexplored South Seas? Mendana, who was twenty-five, hoped to find the answer, to set up a new Spanish colony, to make his fortune and win glory. However, any optimism he may have felt as the coast of Peru dipped below the horizon would have been misplaced. Although Magellan had managed to cross the Pacific from east to west in 1520-21, he had been killed in fighting with local people after reaching the Philippines, and only four out of the forty-four men who sailed with him aboard his small flagship had returned safely to Spain. This first epic circumnavigation was counted as a brilliant success, but other expeditions ended in oblivion.

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Eleonora Maersk Vessel Tour

   This video has been dedicated to the one of the most amazing containerships in the world. Eleonora Maersk was delivered in 2007 in Odense Lindoe ship yard in Denmark. She is capable of taking more than 15000 TEU on board, having the enormous overall length of almost 398 meters, molded breadth of nearly 57 meters, and maximum draught exceeding 16 meters. The vessel tour starts from the main deck, then you will virtually enter all the spaces including accommodation, cargo holds, navigation bridge etc. Very interesting video on the very interesting ship.

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Boiler Operator's Handbook

   This book is aimed to be used by boiler operators, operating engineers or stationary engineers by title, having enough theoretical knowledge and practical experience with operating boilers but would wishing to know moге and be able to operate their boiler plants wisely. The book is simple enough to be understood by beginner operators. This publication can also be used by the superintendent or manager who wants to have a reference to understand what his boiler plant operators are talking about. It would be fair to warn a reader that this book that it assumes a certain amount of experience and knowledge already exists. The day I mailed the contract for this book to the publisher I sat across a table from a boiler operator who said, "Why hasn't somebody written a book for boiler operators that isn't written for engineers?" I've tried to do it with this book, no high powered math and minimal technical jargon. There are two basic types of operators, those that put in their eight hours on shift while doing as little as possible and those that are proud of their profession and do their best to keep their plant in top shape and running order. You must be one of the latter and you should take pride in that alone...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 205 |

How to Talk Like a Local

   When I first told friends that I was embarking on a project collecting British dialect, their first thought was often that I would meet a lot of lonely people. I confess I feared they might be right. The speakers whose gems I was looking for were sure to be the last ones standing, bearers of vanishing vocabularies that would never be replaced. For the word 'dialect' has become synonymous with decline, just as English, we are told, is destined to become monolithic, bland, and peppered with universal lines absorbed from TV and Internet chat rooms. It has been one of the nicest surprises of my career to learn just how wrong we were. That English is far from losing its edge I already knew — its golden age may even lie ahead of us still — but I accepted without question that it was different for dialect. Like most people I know; I believed that our local vocabularies are being ironed out at the same electric pace as new words are being coined, and for a much bigger audience than a particular neighbourhood. That what we now have is a general lexicon from which everyone, north and south, young and old, draws for expression. What I've discovered in the course of writing this book is that dialect is alive, well, and kicking hard. It's just doing so in new and different ways. Of course, thousands of beautiful and unmistakably local words are dying out; many have already done so. They are just as surely to be missed as the new* are to be celebrated. For the most part they belonged to a world now lost to us — one populated with horse-drawn ploughs, dockers and cotton workers, collieries and tin-mines. The lexicons of these and other industries are still there if you look hard enough, but as the need for them diminishes, so do the aural snapshots of the life they once so brilliantly described. Yet, over the 1,500 years of English's history, it was ever thus — words have come and gone (and often come back again) throughout, but the footprints they leave remain as telline as ever...

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 117 |

The Extreme Life of the Sea

   This book emerged, as many things do, from a gap in the teeth of the established order. The sea is our world's most fertile stage, populated by wonderfully colorful characters acting out their lives in a daily drama. But too often writing about the sea, or any natural habitat, follows this script: detail the native diversity, catalogue species to awe and amaze, and then toll the bell of doom as you explain the man-made calamities unfolding in these habitats. This is the gap in the established order. A gap in character development. And a gaping need for a simple sense of guiltless wonder about how wonderful the ocean's life actually is. Humans have done sufficient damage to every habitat that the bells can always be heard, but we seek to place emphasis elsewhere. How can an audience focus on a drama's denouement until they're invested in the players? Where they live? Who they live with? The conflict and beauty of their lives? Hence our focus on the characters in the oceans, the lives they lead, and the tactics they use to thrive. We have tried, in our chapters, to bring these characters to life by combining a novel's narrative flair with the scientific accuracy that these subjects demand. And we chose the sea's most extreme life to show what life is fully capable of. We apologize for inaccuracies that may still be present: despite a worldwide network of friends and colleagues, a survey comprising more than 200 topics will never be perfectly accurate while research is ongoing and new results are arriving. Throughout, we used the scientific literature as the foundation of fact on which our narrative is built—but good storytellers also try to show their subjects in living color, in dynamic movement, and in life and death. And for these elements we sometimes constructed scenes that are fully consistent with the data but may not yet have been witnessed...

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Siemens Energy - Basics of Electrical Products

   Introduction; Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc.; Electric Power; Residential Applications; Commercial Applications; Industrial Applications; Manufacturing Applications; Discrete Parts Manufacturing; Assemble Processes; Batch and Continuous Processes; Pictorial Glossary; Review Answers; Final Exam; QuickStep Online Courses.


Sea-Level Science

   Introduction; Sea level measuring system; Tidal forces and dynamics; Tidal prediction and analysis; Coastal and shallow water; Meteotsunamis, storm surges, and some other meteorological effects on sea level; Tsunamis; Spatial variations in sea level; Mean sea-level changes in time and changes in time to do with the solid Earth; Sea-level applications; Sea level and life; Basic hydrodynamic and hydrostatic equations; Currents; Low and high water heights and times from harmonic constituents; Theoretical tidal dynamics; Legal definitions in the coastal zone; Glossary.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 97 |

Stern Tube Air Seal - Interactive Course

   An interactive instruction which will help students understand the basics of the air sealing. It will explain the working principles, working parameters, daily parameters to be controlled, fault finding and troubleshooting. To start the application, launch the OP.exe file. The rest is self-explanatory. The Menu is on the left side of the user interface. The software is completely free and requires no installation on your computer. It is compatible with all MS Windows releases. Checked for viruses. No activation required.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 185 |

Handbook of Electric Power Calculations

   This Handbook is intended to provide quite detailed step-by-step calculation procedures that are commonly encountered in the field of electrical engineering. The book contains a wide array of topics; each of the topicswas prepared by a competent authority on the subject. The treatment throughout the whole publication is practical with very little emphasis on theory. Algebra and arithmetic are employed in the solution of the majority of the problems. The section sof the book cover such matters as instrumentation, basic network analysis, transformers, direct current generators and motors, three phase induction motors, electric power generatio, synchronous machines, single phase motors, underground cables and overhead transmission lines, system grounding, powre systems control, short circuit computations, load flow analysis in electric power systems, power system stability and protection, stationary batteries, cogeneration, lighting design and electric energy economic methods.

Category: MARINE ELECTRICS | Views: 214 |

Taking the Sea - Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains

   Early years; The tragedy of Merritt;s Circassian, San Francisco Bay times; Dynamite Johny and the Umatilla; The wrecker chronicles; Failures follow accomplishment; Used parts, scrap, and a new bow; Midwest and coastal operations; No rewards without risks; Success, sealing, and the Artctic; The roaring twenties; The decade of the Great War; The change of eras.

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International Maritime Law, the history

   Hello, welcome to this video which is produced by Maritime-Mea. My name is Gilles van der Meij. I have sailed on fifty ships and visited a few hundreds as a class surveyor. In this video I will brief you on the history of the rules and regulations on a ship. The starting point is the first classification society. I will show you how disasters at sea ended up in regulations. I will explain how the different governments collaborate and end in the modern time where disasters still happen.

Category: MISCELLANNEOUS | Views: 104 |

SABROE SMC-TSMC 100MK4 Reciprocating Compressors Service Manual and Users Manual

   This technical documentation pack consists of two filess - Service Manual & User's Manual for SABROE SMC-TSMC 100MK4 reciprocating compressors. The first manual covers warnings and signs, safety precautions, technical data and description, settings, operating and maintenance instructions, fault-finding and service instructions, part list, drawings, and final disposal, with some appendices. The second document has following chapters - air conditioning plant, plant control, superheat control, operator display, compressor capacity control, alarm and set point list, troubleshooting manual.


An Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea

   Introduction; The water in seawater; Conductivity, density, chlorinity, and salinity; Major constituents of seawater; Salts in solution; Simple gases; CO2; Nutrients; Trace metals and other minor elements; Radioactive clocks; Organic matter in the sea and anoxic marine environments; Chemical extraction of useful substances from the sea; Exchanges at the boundaries; Geochemical history of the oceans; The chemical elements; Units, symbols, and nomenclature; Physical properties of seawater; Gases; Dissociation constants and PH scales; Solubility of calcium carbonate; Effects of pressure; Radioactive decay; Geochemical reservoirs, and some rates; Sound absorption; Glossary.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 93 |

English Business Letters

   We compiled this work on Business English having in mind the need of the students who have already mastered basic grammar, acquired a fair vocabulary with some idiom, and who now wish to apply his knowledge to the study of writing business letters in English. Therefore, we have given many examples of letters written in a clear, friendly, direct and positive style, keeping in mind needs of the students who require English for correspondence with English-speaking countries, and whose interest therefore lies mainly in import-export matters. In the present edition we have given 150 specimen letters as well as some 740 phrases and extracts from letters. No book of commercial correspondence could reproduce specimen letters in every style of expression used in commercial writing, but the carefully classified groups of phrases given will enable the student to build his own letters on the pattern of the specimens. Many of the letters have been presented in a very attractive and realistic style.

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 209 |

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