The electrical power generator engines are the main power sources on most vessels - they are commonly referred to as the ship's heart. It would be absolutely impossible to operate any machinery room, bridge or deck equipment without the generators. The marine generators are in use on board vessels depending on their type, power demands and budget preferences of the ship owners.
The marine engineers who are working on board shall have clear and thorough understanding of the construction of the generators and their working to be able to conduct periodical routing maintenance and repairs in case of necessity. Though there are numerous types of the generators installed on ships, the procedures to be followed during their maintenance and overhauling are similar.
This instruction booklet starts with the general information about marine generators followed by the description of pre-planning and preparation activities. The author of this useful volume has covered the opening and dismantling of the generator parts, cleaning and checks normally done within the frame of the overhaul, measurements and calibration of the associated equipment, technical maintenance of the alternators, starting preparations and running in. The sample gauging sheet and checklist have also been provided for easy reference.