MARINE STEAM BOILERS
|Author(s)||James H. Milton|
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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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