29.07.2019
TANK AND VESSEL HANDBOOK

We would definitely say that this publication shall be on the bookshelf of any piping engineer. Moreover, it is recommended reading for any person dealing with any of the hull systems. Prepared by the team of the PFI experts, the content of the volume will provide all necessary information relating to the vessels and tanks.

The book consists of three chapters starting with the chapter describing various tank styles and giving some insight - it covers the horizontal and vertical storage tanks including open top tanks, skid tanks, crude oil production tanks and transport tanks, and many others. The second chapter has been devoted to the Code and non-Code vessels and here the readers will find info about the ASME Code together with the definitions used therein, characteristics of different materials etc.

The third section of the book is dealing with the tank and vessel accessories such as the stock heads, elliptical heads, as well as the various observation equipment, packing support plates, distributors and all other accessories. The publication is aimed to provide a good technical reference to any engineer and has already proven very effective. Just download it and have it readily available at all times.

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29.07.2019
MIGHTY SHIPS — USS NIMITZ

She is the mightiest super-carrier of them all. USS Nimitz is a floating airbase – a large pad for the seventy-five aircrafts. The simplest mistake of any crew member can result in a catastrophe. USS Nimitz is preparing for the action and the Navy needs to be sure that she is ready for that. She is deservedly referred to as the deadliest warship in the whole world. Her weapon is the set of seventy-five Super Sonic Jets.

Note that we have another film about USS Nimitz waiting for you to watch it. The ship was originally commissioned in 1975 and was the first of ten Nimitz-class super carriers. Commanding Nimitz is a dream that come true for a twenty-eight-year Navy veteran… Just watch this video and you will get to know so much more about this remarkable navy vessel. The film will be of equally great value for the people with deep interest in the Navy fleet and for the shipbuilders and any other people who like sea and ships.

The construction of the vessel is explained in detail together with the various technical features. This ship definitely deserved one hour of your time. Just imagine – the huge ship with a height of a twenty-four-floor building, the area of the main deck exceeding four and a half acres, and a hangar base underneath has a volume more than the ten thousand cubic meters.

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17.07.2019
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF MARINE DIESEL ENGINES

Here is one of the most popular marine engineering textbooks that has gained as really great popularity during the past decades. The content of the volume reflects the huge practical experience of its author in the field of marine engineering and particularly marine diesel engines. There was a real need to provide students with a good and comprehensive publication which they could use when preparing for their examinations.

Note that the material is presented in a very easy-to-understand manner making the book ideal for the students and it will also be useful to the practicing marine engineers willing to refresh their professional knowledge. The main content if arranged in fifteen chapters starting with the one with the basic theoretical knowledge. The next three chapters address fuel and combustion process, air system and exhaust system, and fuel injection equipment.

The analysis of the stresses experienced by the engine is there in the fifth chapter, following by the information on the engine lubrication, components of the marine diesel engines, starting/reversing, engine governors and maintenance of the engines. The remaining part of the publication tells readers about the automation, various hazards associated with the marine diesel engine operation, and different engine types...

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17.07.2019
MIGHTY SHIPS — USNS COMFORT

She is a giant symbol of hope and her mission is mercy. While the other ships deliver cargo such as the crude oil, containers or other types of goods, she delivers hope. Designed for war and disaster, she carries hope and comfort. The USNS Comfort offers a medical lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people on Earth.

United States Navy Ship Comfort is a huge floating hospital, one of the largest floating facilities of her kind. Originally, this ship was built for the United States Navy Fleet in order to provide medical care to the wounded military personnel in war zones. But nowadays her civilian mission makes her a lifesaver when ordinary people suffer from the national disasters such as the earthquakes and hurricanes.

This remarkable floating medical treatment facility will deliver medical care to any given point of the ocean. Watch this video and join USNS Comfort in her half-year mission of delivering medical service to eleven countries located in Latin America and Caribbean region. The name of the mission designed by the Navy is Continuing Promise and includes provision of the medical care on board this ship as well as ashore. The floating hospital ship can take up to one thousand patients...

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15.07.2019
SOLAS CONSOLIDATED EDITION 2014

   The very latest consolidated edition of the most important IMO Convention. The main purpose of the Convention is, traditionally, to provide the maritime industry with a broad range of measures that have been specifically designed with the intention to improve the safety of human life at sea. Note that the SOLAS Convention is also the oldest one, with its initial released officially adopted more than a century ago, namely in 1914, following the famous tragedy - the sinking of the Titanic resulting in the loss of more than 1500 human lives.

   Since that time, the Convention has been re-issued four times in order to be in line with the technological developments happening in the shipping industry. The present volume contains the consolidated text of the Convention and it was prepared to provide readers with an easy and user-friendly reference to all requirements of this Convention that become applicable since July 2014. All amendments to the requirements that are in effect from July 2014 have also been covered in this volume.

   Again, there are twelve main chapters in the publication providing the general technical provisions, addressing the structure of the ship, it's subdivision and stability issues, machinery and shipboard electrical installations, fire protection, prevention and firefighting systems, equipment and arrangements, LSA, radio and navigation equipment, transportation of various types of cargoes including dangerous cargo, nuclear ships, safety management, certificates issues to the ships fully complying with the applicable requirements of the Convention, relevant documentation, list of the IMO resolutions and a wealth of other valuable regulatory information.

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12.07.2019
MARPOL ANNEX VI AND NTC 2008 WITH GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION 2017 EDITION

One of the most important regulatory publications developed and released by IMO. The sixth annex to the MARPOL convention relate to the prevention of the ship-source air pollution and covers the requirements applicable to the emissions to air and energy efficiency.

The 2008 NOx Technical Code supplements the Annex VI and contains the requirements fox control of the NOx, i.e. nitrogen oxides - the provisions of the Code apply to the testing and surveys as well as to the certification of the shipboard diesel engines.

The current release of publication contains the Guidelines together with the other info relating to the application of the Annex VI and the Code, including EGCS, standing for the exhaust gas cleaning systems, selective catalytic reduction systems, and energy efficiency matters.

The document was released to be used by the maritime authorities and recognized organizations, class societies and ship owners, ship builders, manufacturers of the equipment installed on board ships, educational entities etc.

The opening part of the Annex VI provides general information while its four main chapters address the survey and certification, means of control, energy efficiency and emission control, and means of verification of compliance with the requirements contained in the pages of the Annex VI to MARPOL. Absolutely must-have publication for all categories of maritime industry professionals mentioned above.

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12.07.2019
IBC CODE 2016

This is the official 2016 edition of the IMO IBC Code. The main declared purpose of the document is to provide the maritime shipping industry with the internationally recognized standard covering the safe transportation of the noxious liquid substances, i.e. NLS, and dangerous chemical substances in bulk form.

The provisions of the Code prescribe the standards that apply to the design and subsequent construction of the vessels carrying subject substances as well as the equipment that shall be carried on board in order to minimize any risk to the vessel, the crew members and marine environment. The content of the IBC Code is arranged in twenty-one chapters. The first one is introductory and pretty standard for most of the IMO-released publications.

It is followed by the chapters covering the survival capability of the vessel and cargo tanks location, arrangement of the ship including segregation of cargo, pump rooms, pumping and piping arrangements, ballast and bilge systems etc., cargo containment and transfer, construction materials, temperature control, venting and gas-freeing of the cargo tanks, electrical systems, fire protection/extinction arrangements, pollution prevention, human protection, instrumentation, applicable operational requirements, handling chemical wastes and other important areas.

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12.07.2019
GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MARPOL ANNEX V

The officially released guidelines to be used for the implementation of the requirements contained in the Annex V to the MARPOL convention. The documents has several objectives, and the main objective is to assist the states in developing the domestic laws and regulations implementing Annex V and enacting them; it will also provide required assistance to the ship owners and operators, crew members and manufacturers of the equipment willing to reach compliance with the requirements that have been set forth in subject Annex.

In addition, the volume will help port/terminal operators providing reception facilities for the garbage commonly generated on board vessels. The content of the guidebook is arranged in several parts. The guidelines for implementation of the Annex itself is the first part while the second part provides instructions for the development of shipboard garbage management plans.

The next part contains the regulations for garbage pollution prevention including definitions and applications, general prohibitions, information about special areas, special requirements applicable to the fixes/floating offshore installations, exceptions, PSC on operational requirements, placards, record keeping etc. In short, everything related to the prevention of marine pollution by shipboard garbage is covered.

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