Kees Kuiken, who is the recognized expert and author of this two volume set of books, has aimed it to the people who are directly involved in the engineering, operation and due maintenance of the marine diesel engines as well to all students of marine engineering and ship construction, and even to the enthusiasts of marine engineering. Note that it will also serve as a very useful tool for the manufacturers of the diesel engines and associated machinery.
We all know that the diesel engines play a vital role in society's life and they are deservedly considered indispensable for the shipping industry. The approach applied by the author implied inclusion of all relevant technical information relating to the construction of the diesel engines, materials used, classification of the engines in categories, their maintenance and repair, and everyday use. The author has paid so much attention to the graphic material supplementing the text. This was done to help readers to gain the insight.
We can say that the book covers literally everything, e.g. efficiency and energy losses occurring in the diesel engines, engine types, fuel oils and injection systems, cooling and lubrication of the diesel engines, driving gears, starting arrangements and air supply, engine speed control, noise and vibration issues, and so many other aspects.
The second edition of one of the most popular and recognized marine engineering textbook in the world. This publication is dealing with absolutely all aspects of a vessel's machinery starting from propulsion and steering arrangements, to the deck machinery, ship systems, as well as all possible electrical installations and other machinery-related items with the emphasis made upon safe and correct procedures.
The material presented in the very first release of the publication has been significantly enlarged and revised in order to reflect the greater weight that is being placed upon the cost effectiveness of the ship operation. This book is widely treated as the invaluable guidance for the industry professionals; however, it shall be noted that this book is equally covering the requirements to the Certificates of Competency (COC) for Class 3 and Class 4 Engineers. It will be of great help to anyone professionally interested in marine engineering and ship design.
In short, it is definitely the marine engineering bible since it provides so much of technical information presented in a very easily understandable manner. The text material of the book is supplemented with the numerous diagrams and images for better understanding. According to the customer reviews, the book is the excellent and outstanding work.
The latest third edition of the must-have publication for anyone dealing with the gas turbines. The materials included in the previous, i.e. second, edition of the handbook have been significantly re-worked and some of the completely new materials have been added - for example, there is now a new chapter addressing the microturbines.
That is why this publication shall be considered completely up-to-date and be recommended to the industry workers. The publication is opening with the chapter providing some historical background and telling readers about the evolution of the gas turbine. The second chapter, in turn, is describing the applications of the gas turbine, including jet engines and mechanical drives, while the third chapter of the book mainly deals with the hardware, including turbines, compressors and combustors, design of the bearing and various differences and similarities related to the hardware.
The remaining chapters of the handbook touch the theory of the gas turbine systems, explain the principles of the gas turbine controls, lists and describes the accessories, parameter characteristics, inlet and outlet treatment of the gas turbine, acoustics and noise control of the turbine, microturbines, troubleshooting and detectable problems plus the boroscope inspection. In addition, there are several case studies.
The present pump handbook was specifically prepared and officially released by Alfa Laval professionals with the intention to provide all required support the users of the pumps at all levels and to provide them with the very valuable reference tool.
This publication is covering all relevant technical aspects and includes all info considered necessary for the proper selection as well as further application of the "Alfa Laval" ranges of the three basic types of pumps - namely the centrifugal pumps, the liquid ring pumps, and the rotary lobe pumps. This handbook has been arranged in fifteen main chapters - the first chapter of the book will give some very basic intro to above stated types of pumps, while the second chapter supplements that information with some theory and terminology.
The remaining sections of the handbook address the selection of pumps, description of the pumps together with their working principles and nomenclature of the parts, materials that pumps are constructed of, sizing of the pumps, specification options, pump motors, some cleaning guidelines, tips to ensure compliance with the recognized international guidelines and standards, installation and troubleshooting guides and relevant technical data; in addition to the information listed above, the handbook contains a good glossary of terms.
This would be an excellent choice for the people needing a publication that would be focusing on various aspects of troubleshooting and repair of the diesel engines. The book is considerably thorough and full of informative illustrations. This textbook will provide readers with the technical details that they need beyond the general idea of how such engines function.
It really contains plenty of useful info and would definitely help all industry participants, and particularly diesel technicians with a great deal at work in their professional careers, giving much more than would be enough. The author, Paul Dempsey, has presented all recent technological advances in diesel engines. This revised and updated classic guidance is very practical, comprehensive and easy to use, equipping readers with excellent tools as well as proven techniques that are required in order to keep their diesel machinery in satisfactory working condition.
Moreover, the publication also includes so much information relating to the diesel engine diagnostics, fuel oil systems, generators and starters, mechanics of the diesel engine, some basic knowledge of the electrics, engine cooling and lubrication systems, turbochargers, governors, valves, exhaust after-treatment and other critically important aspects. The book is packed with more than three hundred schemes, drawings and images.
First of all, we would like to note that the main of the initially declared objectives of this volume was to prepare the marine engineering students and, actually, learners of any relevant discipline for the COC, i.e. Certificates of Competency. The material that has been included in this book by the author is covering the work that is necessary to pass the examination.
Note, however, that this book is not really intended to serve as a nicely detailed reference book - it should rather be considered a specific examination guidance. Most of the sketches included in the book are mainly intended to serve as the applications to the exam requirements. Obviously, the best way to learn the subject is to read very thoroughly and carefully through each of the chapters of this book, paying particular attention to the sketchwork and drawings, where applicable. Plus, there are several questions located at the end of each chapter helping to control the progress and evaluate your knowledge.
The book has been conveniently arranged in nine major sections that address the construction materials and welding issues, fuel oil technologies, marine boilers, ancillaries, corrosion matters, boiler water treatment and associated tests, steering gear, shafting arrangements, refrigerating installations, both active and passive measures of fire protection, pumps and various pumping systems together with piping, safety matters and procedures etc.
This publication is truly classic. It is widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive reference books to be used by marine engineers plus all people who seek a good working knowledge of marine diesel engines and associated equipment. This is the eight edition, which has been fully rewritten.
The author of the title has added several completely new chapters dedicated to the slow-speed and super-long-stroke diesel engines, and also the newly introduced medium-speed diesel engines that can work burning the fuel oils of considerably lower quality than the conventional engines. In addition to that, the publication contains a thorough and interesting technical discussion on the new purifier systems for the treatment of the fuel oil, and also the issues concerning the testing of fuels and lube oils on board the vessels.
The text part of the book has been written in a very understandable language, making this book an excellent choice even for the non-professionals and undergraduate students of marine engineering and similar technical disciplines; the text has been illustrated with more than a thousand images, sketches and drawings, specifically designed and drawn for this release of the publication. The author also fully describes the very latest advances in the diesel engine technology and new fuel systems.
As it is implied by the title, this publication prepared and distributed by the professionals of the world popular and famous Marine Insight community, is mainly dedicated to the piping found on board ships and other floating structures. In fact, it is a brilliant compilation of series of interesting articles on this subject prepared written by one of the contributors of the website.
The marine engineer is responsible for all operations taking place in the engine room of the vessel and of the proper watchkeeping. As a rule, marine engineer shall have a very good technical knowledge of all piping and fittings installed on his ship - this applies to both new construction and repair works. Sometimes it makes difficulty for the people to distinguish between tubes and pipes. It shall be noted that, though the meanings are quite similar, these terms are not synonyms.
The difference is based on the fundamental rules of pipes and tubes nomenclature. In short, this publication will be of great interest to people involved in the new construction of the ships, maintenance and necessary repair of the ship's pipeworks. The book has been divided into five major chapters addressing basics of the pipes, pipe bends and elbows, types of nipple, adapters and tees, and miscellaneous pipe fittings.