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.

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This excellent reference book was designed to give its readers a really comprehensive and professional insight into the contemporary diesel injection and electronic control systems, mainly focusing on the minimization of the emissions to the atmosphere and on the treatment of exhaust gases. The technical innovations introduces by the specialists of the Bosch company in the diesel-injection field have significantly contributed to the boom in the diesel industry.

   Nowadays the technology of the motor vehicles is really complex and that is considered  the main reason why there is a serious need for a single and reliable source of technical information covering all components and systems of the engines. This nice publication opens with a very brief but interesting historical overview, that is followed by the chapter describing the main areas where the diesel engines are commonly used. The next chapter explains the basic, fundamental principles of operation of the diesel engines, while the following chapter is concentrating on the fuel oils.



The remaining chapters of the publication cover the rest of important aspects of the construction and operation of the subject type of engines, such as their control systems, common-rail systems, unit injector- and unit pump systems, pressure lines, sensors, start-assist arrangement, troubleshooting, service technology and so many others, covering even the emission-related legislation.



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The main declared intention of the authors of this volume was to provide assistance to the piping engineers during the selection of valves for particular application and duly meeting all design parameters of specific process service. The book addresses virtually all types of valves and gives a good resume of the main concepts. The content is fairly comprehensive, the explanations are clear and supplemented by illustrations.

According to the reviews, the volume is remarkably instrumental and helpful when used for the calculation of the pressure drop. The commonly used packing materials have also been covered in detail. This is an excellent choice for both specialists and novices. This latest edition will be equally useful for the designers and project engineers. There are several new chapters added and covering the valve locking devices and actuators, bleed- and double ball valves plus providing the useful glossary of terms.

Ten chapters of the book are focusing on the different important aspects of valve technology. Due attention was paid by the authors to the new generations of valves intended for use offshore. In addition, the book addresses newly introduced environmental friendly equipment and relevant procedures considered critically important issue in the oil and gas industry of today...

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This training booklet is devoted to the powered watertight doors installed on board ships; subject doors are deservedly considered critically important for the safety of the vessel. They are usually very powerful and heavy - should they be used incorrectly, these doors can easily harm and even kill people.

That is why every single person on board the ship must have thorough understanding of the risks that are associated with them; all crew members shall also clearly know how these doors shall be operated to avoid such risks. The powered watertight doors of sliding type are normally fitted in watertight bulkheads subdividing the hull of the passenger, Ro-Ro and other vessels in watertight compartments. They are installed to allow ship crew to move from one such compartment to another and, what is very important, to prevent spreading of the water through the hull in case of flooding.

Should the water ingress in one watertight compartment, the closed door contains it in within that compartment and does not allow to flood further. Long story short, these doors play the critically important role in provision of the watertight integrity of the ship's hull and, consequently, provision of the safety of all people on board. You may use this training video with the booklet.

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Dr. David Blanco-Rodriguez, who is the recognized industry expert and author of the present volume, has made a successful attempt to introduce a completely new technology to be applied to the gas concentration measurements on board and also modeling of the required concentration in the turbocharged engines.

This informative volume is mainly intended to provide all interested categories of readers with a remarkably comprehensive technical review of the current situation with the lambda and nitrogen oxide estimation and also to describe the very latest technological achievements and recent developments. The topics dealt with in this comprehensive work include, among others, the online characterization of the sensors used and developments of the control oriented models of emissions, plus issues relating to evaluation and application of the various methods on board.



The book offers all readers (including the industry professionals, researchers and students) a good and practical guidance, thanks to the technically oriented approach that has been applied by the author, and inclusion of the many innovative findings as well as observations. All the explanations provided in this volume are presented in quite understandable language and the well-thought layout of the book makes it reader-friendly, that is why it has gained popularity in the industry.



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Nowadays, the heat pipes are deservedly considered one of the best technical solutions available for the passive thermal control, note they are also very friendly to the environment. The present publication comprises a work by the industry expert Bahman Zohuri, who did his best to provide readers with the useful practical study of heat pipe engineering including a very valuable discussion on how the application of the heat pipes could be further optimized and made more efficient.

The book provides a general introduction to the design and operational principles and explores the practical applications of heat pipes. The volume offers the readers a good tech review of mass and heat transfer theory related to the performance and covers the common technical issues that might theoretically affect the successful operation of the heat pipes. Subject matters would generally include balancing of the loads, compatibility of the construction materials, applicable power limitations, thermal resistance issues, rage of the operating temperature, and operating orientation.



The author has also compared the results of the calculations with the experimental data obtained from numerous sources. He has also provided the explanation to the readers of where and how exactly they could access the computer codes and relevant PC programs to the design and prediction of the performance.



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We are hereby offering the latest and popular English edition of maybe the most popular handbooks of diesel engines providing remarkably comprehensive overview of every type and size of subject engines, from the smallest single cylinder diesel engines and up through the huge two stroke diesel engines installed on board marine vessels.

The material presented in the book is mainly based on the valuable contributions made by almost sixty world recognized industry experts collaborating together. Moreover, in addition to the theoretical fundamentals, this publication treats in detail the critically important subjects of the atmospheric emission, energy efficiency matters, injection systems and exhaust gas after treatment, electronic engine control and management, as well as the conventional and newly introduced alternative fuels.



This handbook would actually serve as a truly indispensable companion to the study of both theoretical and practical issues of the diesel engines. We believe that it would be equally required to the industry professionals, as well as to the students of engineering (including marine engineering) and in fact everyone interested in learning a bit more about the technology of the diesel engines, their working principles, understanding their functions, interaction of various systems within the engine and other related aspects.



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The authors of this interesting monograph have mainly focused on the dynamical research of the crank-piston mechanisms and were considering both basic and additional motions, They have tried to perform the full dynamical analysis of the piston machinery together with their mechanisms, and that is why the present publication is studying  the mechanisms mentioned above, with clearances in the kinematic pairs.

The tasks in question are carried out, making the main emphasis on the frictions in the mechanisms as well as wear and mechanical impacts; moreover, the fracture formation taking place in the links has also been addressed. In addition, the authors of the monograph have paid particular attention to the elasticity of the details of the mechanisms. The publication would be mainly meant for the specialists in the field of the design of the mechanisms.

However, it shall definitely be noted that it will be also useful for the manufacturers of the above stated machinery as well as for the students of the relevant disciplines. It comprises the researches conducted by the authors and published in the numerous popular works. Have a look in this volume if you are interested in the design considerations of the subject mechanisms, you will definitely find a lot of useful relevant information.

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