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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: 420 |

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: 263 |

Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers

   For over three decades, I was associated with boiler companies designing oil- and gas-fired custom package boilers and waste heat boilers that are in operation worldwide in chemical plants, refineries, cogeneration systems, and power plants. The boilers have been operating well and performing as predicted within the margin of measurement errors. As a specialist in thermal design of heat transfer equipment and out of interest, I would correlate field data from operating units with predicted performance to check the correction factors to be incorporated in heat transfer or gas pressure drop correlations that were used for designing the boilers. I would review operating data such as boiler exit gas temperature, steam generation, fuel input, gas pressure drop, evaporator, superheater performance, their tube wall temperatures, and other process-related parameters and compare the results with predicted data. Over the years this has helped me to fine-tune the calculation procedure and modify the correction factors used in the performance evaluation of various heat transfer surfaces. Through the publication of hundreds of articles during this period, I have also been sharing thermal design procedures for boilers and HRSGs with the engineering community. I have written a few books, the recent being Industrial Boilers and HRSGs, where the emphasis was on sizing and performance evaluation of steam generator and waste heat boiler components. For the past decade, since the publication of the cited book, I have been playing the role of a boiler consultant. The transformation from a boiler designer to a boiler consultant has been gratifying as I can interact with plant engineers worldwide and learn from them about various boiler performance issues and suggest modifications to solve boiler-related problems or improve their performance (the word boiler refers to a steam generator as well as a waste heat recovery unit). Many plant engineers or even consultants have no clue as to how a boiler should be evaluated before it is bought or what information should be obtained from boiler suppliers regarding its thermal performance aspects. They rely entirely on the sales pitch from boiler suppliers and buy it without giving any critical thought to its design from a thermal performance viewpoint. Purchasing a boiler is thought of as purchasing a commodity. When purchasing a steam generator or HRSG, plant engineers have to evaluate several factors keeping in mind that the life of a boiler is about 30 to 40 years and that the plant will have to face the consequence of any wrong decision for a long time...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 198 |

Fire Safety at Sea

   Introduction; Combustion and fires; Fire extinguishing and extinguishing media; Fire extinguishing equipment; Machinery spaces; Fire and explosions from machinery; Bunkers and bunkering; Dry cargo spaces; Structural fire protection; Automatic sprinkler systems and fire detection; Tankers; Ships under repair; Shipboard organisation, fire drills and inspections; Fire casualties and lessons learned.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 424 |

Heat Pipe Design and Technology

   The heat pipe is probably one of the most remarkable achievements in the field of thermal physics and in heat transfer engineering during the course of this century because of its unique ability to transfer heat over large distances with minimal losses. Heat pipes are used mainly to protect the environment and to save energy and fuel. They have emerged as an effective thermal solution, particularly in high heat flux applications and in situations where there is a combination of nonuniform heat loading and limited airflow over the heat generating components, and weight or space constraints. This book will briefly introduce heat pipe technology and then highlight its basic applications for passive thermal control. Once a heat and mass transfer theory relevant to heat pipe performance have been reviewed, mathematical models can be developed for calculating heat transfer limitations in high temperature heat pipes, and heat transfer limitations and temperature gradient of low temperature heat pipes. Calculated results are compared with the available experimental data from various sources to increase confidence in the present math models. For the convenience of the users of the present theory, a few computer codes and their applications are mentioned and they are available from Galaxy Advanced Engineering. Inc. These codes are designed to handle interactive input from users of the codes as well as two computer programs for high- and low-temperature heat pipes respectively are reported. These programs enable the performance of heat pipes with wrapped-screen, rectangular-groove, or screen-covered rectangular-groove wick to be predicted. These codes are especially helpful in the design of steady-state heat pipe and are executable on Window/PC computing platforms.

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Introduction to Pipe Stress Analysis

   The text of this book by Sam Kannappan contains many illustrations, tables, examples, and code equations. Worked out example problems are included in this publication in order to assist the reader in understanding the principles discussed in each of the chapters. Exercises and references are given at the end of each chapter. Piping analysis topics, such as support stiffness, overlapping, decoupling of branch lines, wind loads, and other advanced topics, are covered in another book by Sam Kannappan, entitled Advanced Pipe Stress Analysis. In this book author concentrated on such important issues as pipe stress analysis itself, design of pressure components, pipe span calculation, ANSI & ANSI codes, expansion loops and joints, flanged joints, piping connected to nonrotating/rotating equipment, nuclear components code, and some special topics.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 189 |

Modern Marine Engineers Handbook and Review Guide

   This book was exclusively prepared to help the Marine Engineers while reviewing the different subjects in preparation for the government licensure examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission. It is a compilation of solutions to the problems encountered during the recent examination. There are also exercise questions including an outline to examinees, to serve as an instant refresher on the most fundamental concept and principles in accordance with the scope of the examination usually given by the Board of Examiners at the PRC. It is also a complete practical guide to all apprentice cadet, ship personnel and engineers on board, on the latest technology to bring you the most up-to-date coverage possible of high standard on the job aboardship.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1574 |

The Marine Steam Engine

   The full name of this classical and rare publication by Richard Sennett and Henry J. Oram is The Marine Steam Engine - A Treatise for Engineering Students, Young Engineers, and Officers of the Royal Navy and Merchantile Marine. Just imagine, it was published in London in 1898! However, most of the material presented inside, is still actual and very well explained. In 2007, the book was digitized by the Internet Archive sponsored by Microsoft Corporation.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1176 |

Pump Characteristics and Applications

   In fact, every a pump is a machine that is used for moving liquid through a piping system and raising its pressure. Pumps can be also defined as machines using several energy transformations in order to increase the pressure of the fluid. The electricity is commonly used for powering an electric motor; however, there are some alternative forms of energy used to power the driver like fuel oil powering a diesel engine, high-pressure steam driving a steam turbine, high-pressure hydraulic fluid to power a hydraulic motor, and compressed air to drive an air motor. The present publication jas been dedicated to the pumps and covers following major aspects of pumping technology - introduction; hydraulics, selection, and curves; special hydraulic considerations; types and applications of centrifugal pumps; sealing systems; sealless pumps; life-cycle costs and energy conservation; special pump-related topics; installation, maintenance and operation; major pump suppliers in the US; conversion formulae.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1264 |

Pipe Flow - A Practical and Comprehensive Guide

   This book provides practical and comprehensive information on the subject of pressure drop and other phenomena in fluid flow in pipes. The importance of piping systems in distribution systems, in industrial operations-and in modern power plants justifies a book devoted exclusively to this subject. The emphasis is on flow in piping components and piping systems where greatest benefit will derive from accurate prediction of pressure loss. A great deal of experimental and theoretical research on fluid flow in pipes and their components has been reported over the years. However, the basic methodology in fluid flow textbooks is usually fragmented, scattered throughout several chapters and paragraphs; and useful, practical information is difficult to sort out. Moreover, textbooks present very little loss coefficient data, and those that are given are desperately out of date. Elsewhere, experimental data and published formulas for loss coefficients have provided results that are in considerable disagreement. Into the bargain, researchers have not accounted for all possible flow configurations and their results are not always presented in a readily useful form. This book addresses and fixes these deficiencies.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1313 |

Wilhelmsen Fuel and Lube Oil Test Methods

   This document released by Wilhelmsen describes the fuel oil and lube oil test methods. The Total Base Number is determined by measuring the pressure build-up in the cell when a pre-determined quantity of oil sample is added to a special reagent. Then, we determine the amount of sample needed by the cell measurement processor; this amount is based on the expected TBN. When using this instrument for the very first time it is necessary to calibrate it for each of the oil grades to be measured. The cell is able to hold calibration data for up to seven different oil grades. The calibration process requires a sample of new oil for each of the grades to be measured. We recommend you use the oil grade name as the "Name" during the cell setup process. The cell should be re-calibrated approximately every six months. The calibration can be checked by using new oil in the TBN test procedure, in place of used oil. The'test'TBN should be close to the new oil TBN.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 675 |

Working guide to Pump and Pumping Stations Calculations and Simulations

   This book is intended to cover the technical description of pumps as well as pumping stations used in liquid transporting pipelines. It will be a good working guide for technicians and engineers dealing with centrifugal pumps in oil, water, petroleum, water and process industries. You will be introduced to the pumps theory and how these pumps are applied to different practical situations using various examples of simulations without any deep and extensive math analysis. Among the most important topics covered there are pump performance, pressure loss through pipiing systems, liquid properties vs pump performance, pump economics and applications, and others.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1296 |

Engine Bearing Failure Analysis Guide
   A guide of analysis and correction of premature engine bearing failures will be of great use for marine engineers, crew members dealing with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the engines and people involved in the repair activities. It contains all recommended bearing installation tolerances and will serve as a good handbook with necessary information. All major causes for premature bearing failure have also been addressed in this short publication.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1175 |

Gas Turbine HandBook - Principles and Practices
   Preface; The Gas Turbine Evolution; Hardware; Applications; Gas Turbine Systems Theory; Gas Turbine Controls; Parameter Characteristics; Accessories; Gas Turbine Inlet Treatment, Acoustics & Noise Control; Gas Turbine Exhaust Treatment; Microturbines; Boroscope Inspection; Detectable Problems; Case Histories; Future of the Gas Turbine; Appendices.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1336 |

Pressure Vessel Design - The Direct Route
   Introduction; General; Design checks and load cases; Progressive plastic deformation design check (PD-DC);Gross plastic deformation design check (GPD-DC); Stability design check (S-DC); Static equilibrium design check (SE-DC); Cyclic fatigue design check (F-DC); Epilogue; Reference.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1082 |

FRAMO Training Courses Manual
   Manual used during the training courses developed and offered by FRAMO. These courses allow professionals to get more proficiency in operation and maintenance of FRAMO systems.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1287 |

MAN - basic principles of ship propulsion
   The "Basic Principles of Ship Propulsion" briefly explains the fundamentals of ship propulsion and consists of three main chapters - Ship definitions and hull resistance; Propeller propulsion; Engine layout and load diagrams. Officially presented by MAN.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 2992 |

Marine Propellers and Propulsion 3rd Edition
   Since the second edition was published in 2007 a number of important changes have and are taking place which relate to ship propulsion. Among these are the developments arising from the IMO's initiatives on the Energy Efficiency Design Index and the bringing to fruition of their earlier work on hull coatings stemming from their resolution on the subject in 2001. In addition to these legislative initiatives is a greater understanding of the physics associated with cavitation development and collapse and its subsequent erosive effects on propeller materials. Moreover, some new types of propulsor are being developed while in other technical fields there is a greater awareness, for example, of the effects of shipping activity on the behavior of marine mammals. It is the intention of this third edition to capture these and other developments that have occurred. In addition a certain amount of rearrangement of the subject matter has also taken place.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 2841 |

Diesel Engines for Ship Propulsion and Power Plants
   This set of books includes the useful information concerning the fabrication of the engines, materials used, various categories of engines, technical maintenance, repair and utilization. The graphic materials supplement the texts. This publication will be of great use for every reader willing to get some knowledge about ship machinery. These books are must-have for every marine engineer and in fact anyone dealing with the diesel engines regardless of their size.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 5454 |

Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine
   The present book has been written to be used for the course on internal combustion engines. The material needed for basic understanding of the engines is provided inside. The one starting the course is assumed to have some basic knowledge of fundamental thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in order to get maximum benefit from this text. It may also be used as a reference book or for self-study purpose. The major emphasis is made on reciprocating engines. Both compression ignition and spark ignition engines are covered, as those operating on two-stroke and four-stroke cycles.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 3326 |

diesels afloat
   All of following topics have been addressed in this book: The Diesel Engine; The Fuel System; The Engine Cooling System; Lubrication; The Air System; Engine Electrics; The Gearbox; Drive Bells; Throttle and Gear Selection; Electronic Engine Management; Propellers; Prevention of Falls; Troubleshooting; Maintenance; Winterisation; Recommissioning; Engine Compartment Fire Extinguishers; Tools.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 1817 |

Boiler Control Systems Engineering
   The following chapters are included in this book: boiler fundamentals, control of boilers, furnace draft, feedwater, coal fired boilers, fuel and air control, steam temperature, burner management systems, environment, control valve sizing, acronyms, and two appendices.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 4429 |

Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps Fundamentals with Applications
   This useful handbook on centrifugal pumps includes following topics: introduction; classification of pumps; concept of a pumping system; centrifugal pump - fundamentals; gear pumps - fundamenals; multi-screw pumps; progressing cavity (single-screw) pumps; metering pumps; the advantages of rotary pumps; double-suction centrifugal pump suction problems; lube oil gear pump - noise and wear reduction; progressing cavity pump failures; troubleshooting "pointers" as given by interviewed pump users and plant personnel; application criteria and specification parameters; closing remarks.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 2511 |

Engineers Databook
   This excellent must-have handbook for every engineer covers the following topics: engineering careers; units; engineering design - process and principles; basic mechanical design; motion; deformable body mechanics; material failure; thermodynamics and cycles; basic fluid mechanics and aerodynamics; fluid equipment; pressure vessels; materials; machine elements; quality assurance and quality control; project engineering; welding; non-destructive testing; surface protection; metallurgical terms.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 2837 |

pump handbook
   One of the best books dedicated to pumps and intended to help engineers. Below is the list of included topics: classification and selection of pumps, centrifugal pumps, displacement pumps, jet pumps, materials of construction, pump drivers, pump controls and valves, pump systems, pump services, intakes and suction piping, selecting and purchasing pumps, installation, operation, and maintenance, pump testing. It will really be of great use for you.
Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 3693 |

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