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Autonics Power Controllers

   Another pack of official technical documentation, this one refers to the Autonics Single Phase Power Controllers, SPC1 Series. Caution for your safety - Ordering info - Tech Specifications - Factory default - Parts description - Dimensions - Connection - Application - Control input specification and function for each mode - Temperature derating curve - Caution for using - Major Autonics products. The Manual included in the released pack will be helpful when operatuing and maintaining subject equipment.


Alert - Issue 12 - Fit for Purpose

   In many parts of the world recognition of competence is a necessary professional requirement for employment, career development and, unfortunately, liability insurance. As interest in the Human Element grows, not least in response to the awareness raised by Alert!, there will be a need for recognition of competence in the skills related to the science and practice related to addressing Human Element issues in the marine context. Traditional professional bodies, such as the Ergonomics Society and Psychological Societies, emphasise academic qualifications as necessary entry requirements. For such bodies, technical experience that contributes to recognition is centred on the application of particular technical skills, rather than experience in a particular sector of industry. Sector experience, in this case experience in the marine sector, is not taken into account. In any new area of application of the sciences and techniques related to the Human Element the individuals with the responsibility and interest to address these issues will come from a range of backgrounds including, in the case of the marine industry, ship's officers, engineers, surveyors, designers, office staff, academics, etc. A coherent professional body of knowledge may or may not emerge, depending on the depth of the requirement and the novelty of the treatment of the Human Element in the sector. What is required in terms of professional recognition is a scheme that recognises a range of academic backgrounds and gives due regard to experience and achievement.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 86 | | Comments (0)

When One Thing Leads to Another - Safe Container Operations

   The outcome of the training should be to enable both officers and crew members to understand how container stowage effects the stability and safety of a vessel, prevent substandard or damaged containers from being loaded on board, prevent containers being incorrectly stowed, lashed and secured by stevedores, identify damaged or hazardous containers in stows, identify faulty lashings on stows, challenge unsafe stowage practices by shore staff. This programme should also be used to raise awareness to Deck Officers of the need to rigorously follow the safe stowage practices for which they have responsibility: checking, amending and when necessary, challenging stowage plans, briefing deck crews on safe stowage procedures before loading and discharging operations, liaising with stevedores' supervisors to ensure the correct lashing systems and securing devices are fitted, rejecting structurally unsound containers, monitoring containers' weights and stowage positions, as much as possible, ensuring stows and their lashings are suitable for expected weather conditions.

Category: CARGO HANDLING | Views: 307 | | Comments (0)

A Guide to Fishing Vessel Stability

   This Guide released by the Maritime New Zealand is fully dedicated to the stability of the fishing vessels. The stability is something which the life of every fisher depends on and that is why this is of the critical importance. The ship must always be kept safe abd stable. Even if the vessel is safe and complyin with all the applicable rules and regulations, poor operational decisions can easily cause it to capsize. The present publication was developed with the sole intention to help people better understand the key elements influencing ship stability as well as the critical hazards that fishing ships are exposed to. Thorough understanding of the factors that reduce stability will help them make the proper decisions and take the right actions to keep their vessels safe. The book is divided in two big parts - the first one explains the importance of stability while the second one addresses the stability hazards.

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 340 | | Comments (0)

Coping With Stowaways

   The number of stowaways detected on board ships is increasing every year. Not only are the numbers rising, but the stowaways themselves are becoming increasingly desperate once they are caught. Organised criminal gangs are often involved, and are becoming more and more sophisticated in their methods. At the same time, port and immigration authorities are becoming far tougher, with many countries refusing to accept stowaways, even when all the arrangements for repatriation are in place, and the stowaway is co-operative. This combination of factors and trends means that finding stowaways on board your vessel will not just be inconvenient - it will be time consuming, expensive, and can also be dangerous. The best solution is always to stop stowaways getting on board: Prevention is better than cure. This training package is aimed at all officers and crew, helping to raise awareness of the growing problem of stowaways. After using the workbook and video, you will be able to understand the nature and scale of the problems that stowaways can cause for crew and owners, help devise and work through clear procedures for preventing stowaways from boarding your ship, search common hiding places using effective search strategies, manage stowaways effectively from their discovery to their disembarkation, and understand the basic legal and ethical requirements for the treatment of stowaways. This booklet is perfectly supplemented with this training video film.

Category: SHIP SAFETY & SECIRITY | Views: 223 | | Comments (0)

Boat Painting Guide & Colour Card

   The UK Edition of the Guide developed and released by YachtPaint. The main chapters of the book include Quick Reference Guide, introduction chapter Before You Start, Step-by-Step Project Guide, The Complete Antifouling and Topsides Guides, recommendations for Blister Repair and Prevention. At the end of the booklet there are Troubleshooting Guide and Colour Card. Truly important publication for those dealing with the determination and application of the paint to the boats and yachts.

Category: BOATBUILDING & BOATING | Views: 264 | | Comments (0)

Risk Focus - Consolidated 2016

   Risk Focus - Consolidated 2016 - the lates official release by the UK P&I Club. This issue secifically highlights the enclosed spaces, the master pilot exchange, moorings, loss of power, slips, trips and falls, and mental health. The information contained in this booklet might be useful for crew members, ship owners and operators when trying to reduce the number of accidents happening on board ships. Apart from focusing on the statistics and listing the main reasons of the accidents, the authors of this book try to perform some analysis of what has happened and what measures are to be implemented in order to avoid same things in the future.

Category: P & I PUBLICATIONS | Views: 244 | | Comments (0)

Robotic Sailing - Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference

   This book consists of the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Robotic Sailing - they summarize the current situation in the field of the robotic sailing; the first Partm which is intoructory, contains a review which illustrates the history and recent advances. The key requirement is to have a robust and reliable boat, and this is on what second and third parts focus. The proposed designs range from the very small one-design boats for algorithm development to huge ships built to cross the oceans. In pat 3 of the publication, various aspects of the system design and validation are covered. The papers presented in the last two parts of the book mostly focus on algorithmic matters - approaches for collision avoidance in part 4 and localization and route planning in part 5.

Category: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES | Views: 168 | | Comments (0)

Alert 11 - Integration

   Alert 11 - Integration - The Human Element Jigsaw. In this issue, we are going to consider the human elements jigsaw...This training film is supplemented with this training booklet. Some of the ship components or systems may be fully automated but they may still require some input from the seafarer - setting tolerances, for example, or responding to alarms. Other systems require direct seafarer's input for operation and maintenance. Then, there are systems tat require humans to interact with other humans, etc. And, in all these cases seafarers have to interact and work harmoniously with one another. Integrating the human element in this complex system is a dynamic process...

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 183 | | Comments (0)

Alert - Issue 11 - Integration

   The process of integration of the Human Element into a complex system a like putting together a puzzle. Some of the components involved are readily identifiable and easy to be linked together. There are, however, others that are not so obvious, and it takes a certain amount of'trial and error'to fit them into the right slots until, eventually, the whole picture is complete. A ship comprises of a number of component parts (systems) each of which will have some effect on the overall performance of that ship. The extent to which a system will have such effect will depend on how critical it is to the safety of the ship and to its crew. Some systems may be fully automated, but they will still require a degree of intervention from the seafarer, whether it is to set the initial tolerances or to respond to alarms. Some may require direct seafarer input for their operation and for their maintenance. Others will require humans to interact with other humans, and some may be driven by 'outside influences' such as the environment, other humans, or technology. Furthermore, the shipboard environment requires seafarers from a variety of cultural backgrounds to work, socialise and live harmoniously with one another. Use this short video as the supplement.

Category: ALERT SERIES | Views: 170 | | Comments (0)

NP 100 The Mariners Handbook 2015

   The updated tenth edition of the NP100 - The Mariner's Handbook - compiled by Paul Hamblin and released in 2015. Traditionally, this Publication addresses such the important aspects of maritime industry as paper and digital navigational charts, Admiralty publications, meteorology, information on the ice and sea, various international organizations, constraints on navigation, commercial and military operations, maritime pollution and conservation. The information on currents and climate is based on the data provided by the Meteorological Office.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 383 | | Comments (0)

Seamanship in the Age of Sail

   The popularity of the sea romances by С S Forester, Dudley Pope, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brian and so on, indicates that many people are fascinated by the story of the 'wooden walls' and the men who sailed them. Reading these talcs may prompt one to wonder about the exact manner in which things were managed aboard the old sailing man-of-war. How exactly was the anchor weighed, how was sail trimmed to best advantage, how did one heave to, and so on? A good deal of information about this sort of thing is to be found in the textbooks used by the young gentlemen who attended the naval schools in the 1800s, the most systematic and comprehensive accounts being in languages other than English. Seamanship was, and is, for the most part a practical subject, learnt primarily by doing rather than reading, and there was no overwhelming need to commit everything to paper. These accounts were written to complement rather than supplant practical instruction, and some technical points which are skated over because they were self-evident at the time, are often quite obscure to the modern reader. There are, moreover, formidable problems with some technical terms, since not all are to be found in the modern standard dictionaries. Initially, struggling with the blurred Gothic characters of a page of archaic Swedish, was like trying to decipher a passage in Minoan Linear B. Gradually, however, I was able to get things pretty well sorted out and reading through this material became relatively straightforward...

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 256 | | Comments (0)

Powered Watertight Doors

   Powered watertight doors are extremely heavy and powerful: incorrectly used, they can maim and kill. Everyone on board must clearly understand all risks associated with powered watertight doors and how to operate them safely. Sliding powered watertight doors are fitted in bulkheads on passenger ships, RO-ROs and other types of vessel. Their purpose is to enable ship personnel to move from compartment to compartment, and, in the event of flooding, to prevent water spreading through the ship, for example, if the hull should be breached during a collision or grounding, or if there should be a structural failure. Ships' hulls are divided up into watertight compartments. If water should come in, the closed powered watertight doors will contain it in the compartment where the damage occurred. On certain Types of vessel, the accommodation and machinery spaces may be spread out horizontally across the length of the hull and therefore across a number of watertight compartments. People need to be able to move horizontally along each deck from space to space, but any flood water must be restricted to the smallest possible area. Powered watertight doors therefore function as a moveable section of the bulkhead that allows access between the compartments. You may use this training video with the booklet.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 301 | | Comments (0)

Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

   This Guide deals with the armed robbery against vessels sailing in the Asian region, it was developed by the ReCAAP ISC together with the ASF (Asian Shp owners Forum, OCIMF, IFC (Information Fusion Center), INTERTANKO, SSA (Singapore Shipping Association) with the ultimate intention to assist ship owners and mastersm seafarers and ship agents and other people responsible for the operation of ships, in avoiding the pirate attacks, deterring and delaying them, as well as in evidence preservation, and promotion the secure and safe sailing for the whole shipping community. The book complements the information which was provided by the relevant resolutions by the UN General Assembly and IMO resolutions and recommendations.

Category: SHIP SAFETY & SECIRITY | Views: 196 | | Comments (0)

Powered Watertight Doors (Video)

   When joining a ship for the first time, it is very important to become familiar with its particulars, safety equipment, design features and their locations. One design feature fitted to many types of vessels is the use of powered watertight doors to protect the ship from the risk of flooding in case of the grounding, collision or structural damage. When closed, these doors become part of the ship's structure acting as a barrier for the flood water, and their strength is vital - they are built from the heavy steel requiring them to be moved by hydraulics or powered by electric motors... This training will be perfect if watched with this booklet on same topic.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 223 | | Comments (0)

The Engineering Handbook

   The purpose of this Handbook is to provide readers with a ready reference source for the practicing engineers in various industries; it is written in a very comprehensive format and the material contained in it is divided into thirty sections encompassing the field of engineering. The ultimate goal of the author was to provide the latest updates in the classical engineering fields. It shall serve the needs of all engineers who are engaged in the practice of the their professions. The intention is to replace a huge number of books available today with one highly informative, nicely organized and very definitive source of fundamental knowledge. Nowadays, the fundamentals of engineering include so wide range of knowledge and empirical data; that is why this handbook focuses on the key concepts, models, and equations enabling the engineers to properly analyze, design, and predict the behavior of complex devices and systems, computers, circuits, plants, fuels, and the environment. The author has summarized all data and formulae making the main focus is the provision of the basic theories and appropriate concepts and their application to the field of engineering.


Guidebook for the Design of ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessels

   The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, gives rules that pertain to the design, materials selection, fabrication, inspection, and testing of pressure vessels and their components. With few exceptions, the rules that cover the design of components tend to be complicated to implement. This book was written to demonstrate the application of the design rules to various components. Other rules, such as those pertaining to fabrication, inspection, testing, and materials are not covered here. This book is intended as a reference for designers of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The theoretical background of the equations used here was kept to a minimum, since such background can be obtained from other references. Note also that while the design requirements of such components as shells and heads are interspersed throughout the ASME Code, design requirements pertaining to some specific components are given here in one chapter for easy reference. The emphasis in this book is on solved examples, which illustrate the application of the various equations given in the ASME Section VIII Code. Chapter 1 of this book covers background information and general topics—such as allowable stresses and joint efficiencies—applicable to all components. Chapter 2 is for the design of cylindrical shells under internal and external loads. Chapter 3 covers the design of dished heads and transition sections that are under internal and external loads. Chapter 4 considers flat plates, covers, and flanges. Openings are reviewed in Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 covers special components of VIII-1, such as stayed construction, jacketed components, half-pipe jackets, and noncircular vessels. Chapter 7 covers heat exchangers, and Chapter 8 covers stress categories, fatigue, and other special analysis of components...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 296 | | Comments (0)

Improving Your Written English

   This English grammar book is specifically written for the learners of the language having problems with punctuation and spelling as well as ones having difficulties when filling in forms and writing various letters. It will definitely will help them improve the standard of their written English. The book is written in a very easy-to-understand format designed for use by any person - students, school-leavers, workers - it will prove a valuable reference source. The way this book is prepared is easy to follow and supplemented with plenty of examples. At the end of each of the sections there is an opportunity to practise what you have learnt while the answers are the back. The first part deals with the basic punctuation rules; it also covers the parts of speech and demonstrates their uses. And, the second part of the book shows readers how to ut the first part into practice. The book also includes various sections on writine reports and essays, summarising and even plotting short stories...

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 321 | | Comments (0)

Hurricane-Generated Seas

   Hurricans are maybe most adverse aspects of the ocean environment, and their potential may cause a truly disastrous events for marine systems. This work may be considered a very valuable source of reference for all people who are involved in the naval, ocean and even coastal engineering field. The author clarified the conditions of the hurricane generated sea required for the design and proper operation of the marine systems and provided the necessary information for the protection of the onshore and near-shore structures and the environment during the hurricane landing.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 198 | | Comments (0)

IMO Publications Catalogue - February 2016

   The official IMO release required for convenient ordering of the publications. IMO Publications Catalogue (dated February 2016) - The booklet is divided in several chapters listing the official IMO publications on maritime safety and environment protection, basic documents and resolutions, legal mattersm navigation and rescue, marine technology, cargo transportation and handling, facilitation of travel and transport. Separate chapters are dedicated to the internet subscriptioms and e-readers/e-books as well as to the terms and conditions.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS & GUIDES | Views: 250 | | Comments (0)

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