05.11.2018
MARINE STEAM ENGINES AND TURBINES

We recommend all our visitors to have a close look at this fourth edition of one of the most popular books on marine steam engines and turbines. The publication has proven useful and practical. It has been well met by the marine engineers worldwide and has been serving as an excellent textbook for decades. When preparing this edition of the volume, the author needed to include a lot of new materials and significantly update the content of the previous releases.

However, every effort was made by hum to retain the relatively compact size of the book. The publication covers absolutely all important aspects of construction and operation of the shipboard steam engines and steam turbines. The information is presented in a very readable format making this book a very good option for the people with little experience.

The author has managed to avoid going too deep into the theoretical fundamentals of the processes to make the book easier to follow. The content of the volume opens with the introductory chapter devoted to the generation and main properties of steam including superheated and wet steam, from which the readers are invited to proceed to reciprocating engines, steam turbines etc. - as we said, the book covers everything you may need to know.

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06.10.2018
FUNDAMENTALS OF VALVES AND PIPING FOR SHIPS

An excellent and very useful publication that will be greatly appreciated not only by the students of marine engineering but also by the practicing marine engineers who will be able to use it as a ready reference resource. The content of the handbook was developed by the specialists of the JMEA, i.e. Japan Marine Engineers' Association. It is absolutely imperative that all seafarers are well aware of the working principles and proper handling of all shipboard valves.

They shall also be duly familiar with the arrangements of the piping on board their vessel. This will eventually contribute in the prevention of oil spills or any other environmental pollution. Note that handling would also imply bunkering and changing fuel oil tanks, ballasting and de-ballasting operations, and so many other day-to-day activities.

The seafarers are therefore expected to pay attention to the valve and pipe arrangements. Every effort was made by the authors of the present book to provide easily understandable explanations and descriptions in order to let crew members familiarize themselves with all basic structures and materials as well as the roles of the equipment and allow them to operate the vessel in a safe and efficient way.

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20.08.2018
MARINE AND OFFSHORE PUMPING AND PIPING SYSTEMS

The efficiency of the shipboard piping and piping systems is one of the essential factors impacting both safety of the operations and their correctness. The piping is met in absolutely all hull systems and associated fittings including ballast and bilge systems, fuel oil and lubricating oil systems, IGS, crude oil burning and compressed air systems, and others. The requirements applicable to and regulations governing the piping and pumping arrangements are there to ensure their proper installation and safe operation.

The present book was written to outline the fundamental requirements, with the particular attention paid to the IMCO requirements. Some of the chapters have been devoted to such specific systems as IGS, chemical and LNG carriers, cryogenic pumps and others. The underwater arrangements and systems have also been covered, for example you will find information about the transfer locks and diving chambers, lifeboat chambers and deck compression chambers etc.

The book is a really excellent training tool for the marine engineers and students as well as any person dealing with the design of the above mentioned systems intended for marine and offshore application. It will also serve as indispensable reference source for people willing to get to the better technical knowledge of the equipment and systems.

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01.08.2018
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SHIP PROPULSION

This is an excellent booklet developed by the specialists of the world respected MAN Diesel & Turbo. It will serve as a perfect supplementary training tool for the people dealing with the propulsion arrangements on ships. Nowadays marine diesel engines are considered primary means of ship propulsion. Their power requirement and revolution rate vary according to the form of the ship's hull and design of the shipboard propeller.

That is why in order to get the optimal technical solution one has to possess a good knowledge of the ships and diesel engine parameters influencing the propulsion systems. The authors of the present booklet have made an attempt to provide readers, especially newcomers, with the explanation of the basic terms relating to the dimensions and sizes of the ships, and also give clarification of the various parameters concerning the propeller conditions and resistance of the ship's hull etc.

Note that the content of the volume does not cover propulsion calculations since they are too complex. The material is arranged in three separate chapters and in fact each of them may be treated as a separate paper. These three chapters cover the main definitions and ship hull resistance, propeller propulsion, and engine layout together with the load diagrams.

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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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