12.08.2017

This is an official reference document that was worked out by the professionals of Wilhelmsen and released by the company in order to provide the best technical description of the available methods for testing the fuel oil and lubricating. It also provides some basic theoretical information, explaining what exactly the TBN, i.e. the Total Base

Number is and how it shall be determined - this can be achieved by means of taking measurements of the pressure build-up occurring in the cell at the time when some pre-determined quantity of oil sample is being added to a special reagent. Then, the amount of sample required by the cell measurement processor is to be determined; and  this amount bases on the expected Total Base Number.

When this instrument is used for the very first time, please take into account that it is absolutely necessary to calibrate it for each of the measured oil grades. The cell is able to hold the calibration information for up to seven different grades of oil. It is recommended to use the name of the oil grade the "Name" in the process of setting-up the cell. Note that you will have to re-calibrate the cell every half a year.

The calibration could be checked by using new oil in the Total Base Number test procedure, in place of the one used. The'test'TBN should be close to the new oil TBN.

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12.08.2017

This book is intended to cover the technical description of pumps as well as pumping stations used in liquid transporting pipelines. It will be a good working guide for technicians and engineers dealing with centrifugal pumps in oil, water, petroleum, water and process industries.

You will be introduced to the pumps theory and how these pumps are applied to different practical situations using various examples of simulations without any deep and extensive math analysis. Among the most important topics covered there are pump performance, pressure loss through piping systems, liquid properties vs pump performance, pump economics and applications, and others.

In his book the author, Shashi Menon, discusses various technical aspects of pump application that are used in the piping arrangement for transportation of liquids. The book gives some introduction to the theory of pumps and pump systems and shows the readers how pumps are usually applied to the numerous practical situations - the theoretical part of the book is supplemented with some informative examples and is free of any too extensive mathematical analysis that would make the book much more difficult to read and understand.

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12.08.2017

One of the main advantages of a question-and-answer approach used by the author of this book, was the focusing of the attention of th readers on the specific point facilitating learning the answer more quickly, as the mind of the reader is not yet cluttered with much unrelated information.

The publication is aimed to the newcomers to the industry, i.e. people having only few years of technical experience in design and operation of the heat exchangers, and will also be very helpful to students taking the design courses, to prepare for the examinations and find answers to more than a thousand of questions.

However, it is not the right choice for the experts in this field, though they could also use this book to review the information and refresh their knowledge. The material presented in the book is quite self-explanatory and self-contained, making the book so easy to read.

The book has been arranged in fifteen chapters covering shell-and-tube heat exchangers - general information and process design with and without phase change, augmented surface heat exchangers, heat exchangers designed for special services, plate and spiral plate exchangers, dynamics and optimization of the heat exchangers, applicable standards and codes, mechanical design issues and other important aspects.

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11.08.2017

The useful and practical guidance prepared by the recognized industry professional Ross McKay, who specializes in assisting the industrial companies in reducing both running operating as well as maintenance costs relating to the pumping arrangements and systems, and intended to provide all interested readers with a solid engineering practices related to the pumping systems as well as the useful troubleshooting and pump diagnostics reference.

The publication shall definitely be considered a very practical account of pumping arrangement, seals and pipes - it starts with the basics and presents all required technical information presented in quite accessible way, and it covers nearly all aspects of the whole pumping process and describing what exactly could go wrong. It will be very useful to the people including students and workers of the industry who are willing to improve their knowledge and proper understanding of the construction of pumps together with their working principles in order to minimize the failures that might happen to the equipment in question and reduce the associated time-out.

The book comprises of chapters addressing the centrifugal pumps, pump and system hydraulics, selection and purchasing of the pumps, sealing of the stuffing box, suction condition, bearings, special applications of the pumps etc., covering all relevant aspects.​

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11.08.2017

An excellent guidance to the provisions of the ASME Code. The publication was written by Robert Chuse to assist people who have to apply the ASME Code in their everyday work. Since the very first release of the Code in 1925 it served as very important reference tool design for the designers and manufacturers of the pressure vessels.

The specifications that are contained in the ASME Code are governing all types of the unfired pressure vessels. The new edition of the Code contains a huge amount of newly added information. The present publication is intended to pose some specific problems and assists people in finding the information they need. It will also make the application of the subject Code more understandable; the book is also indicating the designs and construction materials that require precautions.

The author of this volume strongly hopes that his work will help readers and users of the ASME Code in clarifying their understanding of the Code, encouraging them to take all required precautions when dealing with the order, design and fabrication plus inspection of the pressure vessels covered by the Code. It also includes the data required to answer the numerous question that are asked by the makers of the pressure vessels on quite frequent basis.​

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11.08.2017

This nice textbook dedicated to the two-stroke engines was specifically prepared by the long-time professional mechanic and one of the world-popular and best-selling authors Paul Dempsey, who tried to provide all interested readers including mechanics, maintenance team members, operators and students with the good reference source that would show them how to fix the diesel engines.

The text part of this publication is supplemented with the numerous detailed drawings and sketches, schemes and images along with the easily understandable instructions making it much easier to get any job related to the engines done quicker. The readers will get a proper and thorough understanding on how to perform the troubleshooting of these engines, in order to be able to determine the source of any problem that may occur, how to conduct the repair works on the magnetos and solid state systems, and how to properly adjust/repair the associated equipment.

There are valuable instructions on fabrication of the crankcase pressure testers, rewinding stators of any type, working with the chains, v-belts, clutches and converters of torque. The tips on the overhauling of such engines including replacement of the crankshaft seals, pistons, rings and main bearings are also there readily available for the interested readers...

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10.08.2017

Generally speaking, slow steaming is a process of deliberately reducing the ship's speed with the purpose of cutting down fuel oil consumption as well as carbon emissions to the atmosphere. This Guide prepared by MarineInsight team is aimed to help the marine engineers and actually all persons who are dealing with the engine part of the vessel.

Its chapters tell the readers what exactly the slow steaming is and what its benefits are, provides some brief history, explain why marine engineers are concerned, show how to test the main engines for slow steaming, describes the process of optimization of the marine diesel engines, and different types of slow steaming having to perform the modification of the engine itself.

In addition, precautions and checks for slow steaming are provided at the end of the book, together with the list of additional references. This publication will be very useful to marine engineers since it is completely dedicated to the slow steaming, and you know there are not too many publications that would address the same matter available today.

Subject technique has been already adopted by numerous shipping companies doing their best to survive in the today's conditions of rising fuel oil costs and financial recession making all participants of the shipping industry pay greater attention to the effectiveness and cost saving.

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10.08.2017

The last Coen & Hamivorthy Combustion Handbook was written by Arthur H. Light in 1920.' In the late 1980s, Coen authorized the publication of a new combustion handbook at the request of its customers, but day-to-day work never allowed time for the book.

The origins of this book started during a business trip. In early 2000, one of the editors (Steve) was on a trip to visit a major Coen customer with a young Coen application engineer. During dinner, the engineer told Steve a story of a number of engineers debating the units of molecular weight for hours. It was at this moment that Steve decided a unique kind of book was needed that did not exist for combustion engineers. The book needed to be all inclusive and cover the very basics in building block form up to more complex combustion topics for everyone involved in combustion systems to use.

This book is designed for all engineers and professionals involved in the field of industrial and utility combustion systems. It is roughly divided into two parts, consisting of a total of 17 chapters, sequentially covering relevant and important combustion engineering basics and then specific computations and applications. Each chapter is roughly organized from simple to more complex, thus allowing the reader to absorb as much as they may need before moving on to the next chapter. Practical examples are also included.

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