28.06.2018
VALVES, PIPING AND PIPELINES HANDBOOK

The book will provide engineers with all information they may required when operating the hull systems including valves and piping, conducting their routine maintenance and repairs. It may definitely be treated as a very timely reference source to be used when selecting the appropriate pipes and valves and applying them. The recent decades have shown serious development in valve application.

Among them we would note the newly introduced valve designs, significantly increased use of the actuators, great attention paid to the safety and reliability of the valves and pipes, low noise technologies etc. Moreover, digital technologies are making their impact because the equipment manufacturers have started to develop the control valves now featuring control interfaces and functions. All of those developments have been duly reflected in the pages of this volume.

The materials contained in the book are arranged in several sections and the first section gives basic information on the valves including their classification and nomenclature, selection guides and explanations of piping. The second section is dealing with the design and construction of different valve types, while the next four sections address pressure valves, control and automation, pipes and pipework. the remaining sections of the publication focuses on the performance and associated calculations, engineering data, services and duties etc.

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26.06.2018
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR ENGINE ROOM MACHINERY

Another excellent and useful publication prepared by the MarineInsight experts. The volume will give readers all required guidance to making and following correct operating procedures when working with the shipboard machinery. The review of the numerous maritime accident investigation reports show that the human error remains the major contributing factor for the loss of human life and property at sea.

In the meantime, the prime reasons for the shipboard accidents are handling and operational errors relating to the machinery room equipment and systems. This would typically include poor preparation and incorrect management of the various operations, lack of good technical knowledge of the equipment, and other issues. In addition, it is noted that many of the crew members working in the engine room face serious difficulties with operating the systems and can miss out some of the important steps, which eventually results in breakdowns and other problems.

The present guidebook has been written with the sole intention of its author to offer a good advice and easy-to-follow instructions covering all systems and equipment in the engine room, including main and auxiliary engines, boilers and fresh water generators, oily water handling equipment and sewage treatment plants, incinerators and separators, refrigeration plants and air compressors, AC plants, emergency generators and compressors, inert gas systems, pumps etc. я

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13.06.2018
HVAC INSPECTION NOTES — UP TO CODE

This book by Gil Taylor is intended to serve as a reader-friendly resource full of the useful technical information to save both time and money when checking and ensuring quality. The publication contains numerous data charts and data tables, inspection checksheets, examples of the calculations, informative diagrams clearly illustrating the information making it faster and easier to understand. The book will definitely answer most of the question the practicing engineer may have in the field.

That is why it is recommended to all mechanical inspectors to be used as a reference source for their day to day work. Opening with the introductory chapter on the design quality control covering the specifications and plans, design analysis, structural and mechanical design checksheets, drawing checksheets, fire protection design, IBC Code requirements, electrical design and other relevant information, the content of the book proceeds to the ductwork including shop drawings, fabrication and installation, supports etc.

The next three chapters have been devoted to the installation, insulations and heating systems while the remaining chapters of the publication are dealing with the fuel storage tanks together with the associated fitting and equipment, inspections, cooling and heating equipment, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and other matters.

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12.06.2018
BASIC AND ADVANCE OF DIESEL ENGINE

An educational textbook prepared by the specialists of the Yanmar company and officially released for training purposes. The volume covers the medium-speed/medium-size marine diesel engines. The diesel engines offer many advantages such as good durability and compatibility with the fuels of relatively low quality, excellent handling performance and others, in addition to the high thermal efficiency.

The main content of the volume is based on the textbook used for the familiarization course of the new hires at Yanmar company; it has been revised to concentrate on the medium-type and medium-speed diesel engines. The descriptions are ranging from the fundamental operating principles of the diesel engines and their construction, performance of the engines, fuel consumption as well as combustion technology.

The authors hope that this textbook will aid both people learning the fundamentals of the engines and those who are actually involved in the handling and application of the marine diesel engines. Four major chapters of the volume are dealing with the diesel engine basics, construction and functions of the engines, fuel and lube oil, and environmental response. The SI unit conversion table is attached for reference.

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30.05.2018
MARINE ENGINEERING POCKET—BOOK

Another rare and classical publication on marine engineering. The original edition of the volume was published in 1893, and here is the fifteenth edition of it. Throughout the last century this book remained one of the most useful training resources for marine engineers including students and practicing seamen. The author of the volume has addressed all important aspects of marine engineering.

Even though the age of this volume far exceeds hundred years, it shall still be treated as a textbook for any marine engineering. The physics of the machinery covered in the pages of this perfect volume has mainly remained unchanged, and the theoretical knowledge provided herein will be greatly appreciated by the readers. Note that the material in the book is presented in a very reader-friendly manner making reading and understanding the content an easy and pleasant task even to the non-professionals.

According to the author, the audience for this pocket book shall not be limited to the marine engineers but shall also include naval architects and ship designers, draughtsmen and ship superintendents, and other categories of professionals involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the shipboard machinery.

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21.05.2018
A MANUAL OF MARINE ENGINEERING

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.

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09.05.2018
MARINE STEAM BOILERS

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.

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20.03.2018
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO OVERHAULING GENERATORS ON SHIPS

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.

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