Another rare and classic marine publication, this one is one of the oldest manuals on marine engineering. The content of the publication reflects the situation in the maritime industry and marine engineering as of the year 1896. Even taking into account that there have been so many significant developments and changes in the marine engineering field since then, the main concept and fundamentals of the engineering remain unchanged throughout the century.
The manual was originally developed with the intention of the author to supply the needs of the students and engineers with respect to the basic principles of design and construction of the shipboard machinery. The data on which the content of the book bases, was collected during the decades of both theoretical study and also practical work. The rules and formulas that are introduced in the pages of this volume shall be used by the people engaged in the design of the machinery.
We would say that the publication will be of great use to the persons willing to get the understanding of the machinery since it covers virtually all aspects of marine engineering including nominal and indicated horse power, efficiency of the shipboard engines, ship resistance, simple and compound marine engines, mean pressure, expansion of steam, parts of the engine, condensers and pumps, propellers, valves and associated diagrams, boilers and many other areas.
The marine engineers of today are normally facing a subject of truly immense scope, taking into account the variety of different types of propulsion machinery, both oil and steam. The high-speed passenger ships which used to be propelled by steam power for more than sixty years, are no commonplace any longer and today such propulsion is more common for the very high power ships like fast container vessels and large tankers.
Noting that the steam is considered a convenient means of cargo heating, this fact plays an additional role. Most of the oil-engines ships are built with steam boilers as part of their machinery installations; in addition to that, on most of the vessels you will also find auxiliary water tube marine boilers. The increasing number of the nations having shipbuilding results in the similar increase in the available types of both auxiliary and main boilers.
The rules that govern the construction of marine boilers and testing of the materials used for their manufacturing are normally specified by the class societies, based on the decades of their professional experience in the field. Keeping the boilers in compliance with all applicable requirements of the class societies will result in their reliable and safe service contributing in the overall safety and effectiveness of the ship.
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.
Here is an excellent, truly unique and fix-it-fast reference book to be used by the operators and inspectors, technicians and engineers engaged in the routine technical maintenance of the boilers. The content of this absolutely comprehensive volume has been significantly updated to duly reflect the current provisions of the ASME Boiler Code.
The approach applied by the author of this remarkable publication has made it extremely popular and used worldwide as a perfect study aid for the persons who take the appropriate exams since it contains all information that they will most probably have to be aware of and apply during the ASME's Boiler Operator's examination.
The book contains more than three thousand of carefully selected questions provided with correct answers, hundred and fifty solved numerical problems and more than four hundred helpful and very informative illustrations intended to help readers get easier and more thorough understanding.
The book will be useful not only to the students and trainees but also to the experience specialists who may used it to update their Boiler Code expertise. The volume features easy and quick access to the data, definitions used and formulas through reference sections and data tables.
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.
Another brilliant title presented by MarineInsight experts. This one is devoted to the components of the two-stroke marine engines. A two-stroke engine is deservedly considered the most critical part of the merchant ship since it provides the power required to propel the ship transporting the cargoes between ports.
Though there are numerous newly established regulations and technologies released to govern the maintenance and operation of these engines, some of the things remain same, and these include technical maintenance procedures, such as testing and measurements as well as taking clearances.
The authors of this volume have prepared an excellent compilation of the important checks and tests plus measurements commonly performed on the components of the two-stroke marine diesel engines. The content of the publication is covering the calibration procedures to be followed when conducting routine technical maintenance of the MAN B&W and SULZER marine diesel engines widely used on board marine ships.
The volume will definitely be of great practical interest for the students of marine engineering as well as for the machinery room personnel who will find many useful tips to be applied for their day to day work.
The pumps are widely used in many industries and they are commonly installed on the vessels. Same applies to the seals and associated piping arrangements. And installation of pumps implies the use of the valves and actuators. The present reference publication was released to provide readers with the required information about subject equipment pieces.
The content of the book will be of particular practical interest to the persons directly engaged in the design, use or routine maintenance of the valves and their systems together with the operational, design and performance information required to be in hand. The author of the volume is a world recognized expert and his work will be very useful since it provides lots of information. The content is very well documented and all explanations contained are very thorough.
There are numerous calculations presented in quite clear manner. Numerous data tables and charts supplement the text part. The practical approach applied by the author is backed up with so many technical information and engineering know-hows making this book a perfect reference, and this is one of the reasons why this volume gained huge popularity among both students and specialists.
The present comprehensive work prepared by the recognized experts of ASME Codes and Standards organization. It is a standalone publication with the content significantly expanded and updated. The book has deservedly became very popular and greatly appreciated by both students of engineering and practicing engineers working in the relevant fields.
The content of the publication has been arranged in more than thirty chapters covering absolutely all important aspects. The book opens with a historical overview of the ASME Code Rules applicable to the accreditation and certification plus the related issues, while the second chapter has been devoted solely to the maintenance rule addressing purpose and scope, general requirements, existing standards/programs and their application, evaluation of systems that shall be removed from service, documentation etc. The third chapter is dealing with the pipe vibration testing and analysis.
The remaining chapters of this brilliant volume cover stress identification factors, flexibility factors, functionality and operability, cyclic loading and applicable sections of the Code, fluids, joints and connections, cyclic, impulse and impact loading, integrity and security of pipelines, seismic protection of piping under pressure, American transportation regulations for the radioactive materials, development of the decommissioning technology, valves, flanges, gaskets and fittings, license renewal... the list of the topics covered in this book is too long, just download the volume and have a look, this is a must-have for any engineer.