The Guide to Slow Steaming on Ships

Author(s)                 Mohit Sanguri
Publisher MarineInsight
Date 2012
Pages 34
Format pdf
Size 1.4 Mb

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   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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