It goes without saying that the well maintained ship will have all of the onboard equipment and systems in order and sufficient for all the voyages that the subject vessel is planning to undertake. The engineering items of today are indeed reliable and in most cases they have the failsafe devices incorporated into their construction. In addition to that, there can be some non-serviceable components that shall be paid particular attention at all times.
The experienced and professional engineers are expected to duly meet all of the technical requirements imposed by the manufacturers of the particular shipboard equipment, while the national regulations may require the equipment to be installed by the authorized technicians – this particularly relates to the electrical systems, LPG handling, HVAC and refrigerating systems etc. the engineers are therefore required to possess a good understanding of the mathematics and science, not limited to the essential calculations.
They should be able to assess how the materials cab be changed under the influence of the external heat and pressure, and to know the effect of the forces acting upon the structures. The present book will be of great practical interest to the marine engineers and any other people engaged in the maintenance and servicing of the ship auxiliary equipment, and also a perfect one for the training purposes.
The publication we offer today provides all technical info and relevant data that would be required for the specialists who are actually dealing with the design and analysis of the various piping systems supporting numerous industrial operations, power generating plants and the distribution systems. In their publication the authors have tried to demonstrate how both prediction and management of the loss in pressure should be performed when working with the different piping systems and their associated piping components.
The present volume has drawn together the valuable results of the theoretical and empirical researches together with the reviews done by the recognized industry professionals, including the data required for a selection of the components. The authors have also examined the data obtained during the experiments and the formulas, integrating and organizing them into equations. The results of their prominent work have been presented in the form of the data diagrams and straightforward tables. Moreover, the book will provide readers with the typical problems and proposed solutions, describing the key technical concepts that are so widely applied and have already proven successful in practice. The references and sections proposing some further reading allow the users to explore all the topics that have been covered, in an even greater depth.
The publication contains minimum basic technical information that would be of great help in case of necessity - the user will be able to do some of the maintenance of their diesel engines and perform a troubleshooting. Moreover, the information provided in the pages of the booklet will even enable them to do some of the emergency repairs while being afloat. It contains valuable tips prepared by Nigel Calder, who is a professional diesel mechanic with the experience of more than thirty years.
The readers will know how to save some money by performing their own diesel engine maintenance, how to recognize the first signs of trouble, how to diagnose and possibly overcome common problems occurring to the diesel endings, and, finally, how to keep their engines ticking. Every boat owner knows that, should any problem with the diesel engine surface while the boat is on the water, there is usually little to no time at all to spend going though very exhaustive manuals.
That is why we designed a short manual that could provide all answers very fast. The publication was drawn from the largest boating library in the world and consists of several color panels of authoritative an quite concise technical information related to the boat diesel engines - we would say that it is an excellent on-the-spot reference tool.
This publication would be recommended to anyone whose working activities imply dealing with the pumping arrangements. The publication covers different types of pumps used in the industry and provides comprehensive and understandable explanations of their working principles and construction. This is a very valuable textbook and reference source giving an excellent general overview of pumping machinery and hydraulics.
The text has been supplemented by numerous informative diagrams, data tables and images included to be of help when explaining the theoretical basics of the pumps and their practical applications. And note that this book is the best choice for those who are willing to understand much more than just a simple pump curve - they fill find all the information they require in one single volume covering the components of the pumps and all technical aspects involved. The material presented in the book is remarkably detailed and technically correct making the book deservedly popular in the industry.
All information provided on the pumps is up-to-date and will benefit any worker involved in mechanical maintenance of the subject machinery. The reader will learn how to properly install and maintain all types of pumps, get the fundamental knowledge of the operating principles and application of the pumps in robotics and other new fields, find some useful installation and troubleshooting tips and all other information.
One of the main intentions that were declared by the authors of the present volume was to work out a book that could serve as a valuable contribution to the ongoing development in the field of transmitting power and possible applications of the power transmission. It was aimed to all people having regular technical dealings with subject machinery, starting from students and to the professional engineers.
The book starts with some quite basic introductory info, which is then followed by several informative chapters dealing with the dynamics of solids, material strength and stresses involved, mechanical gears together with their geometry and measuring, associated calculations, shafts, fits that are there between the shaft and the hub, bearings, lubrication process and lubricants, housings, various standard gear units, noise and vibration, thermal power, the fabrication process, various technical applications, hydraulic motors, variators, applicable ISO standard and definitions/standards that usually apply to the electric machines, electric DC machine and their control, converters, three-phase AC electric machines and associated signal flow graphs, synchronous machines, inverter drives, means of control of rotating field electric machines - basic technical considerations, permanent magnet machines, outline of TQM, i.e. Total Quality Management, the QC (Quality Control) viewpoint, QA (Quality Assurance), main QC (Quality Control) activities and other very important and relevant topics.
This is one of the best books on marine engineering available today. With its contents developed by the team of prominent experts in the field of marine engineering, the volume is intended to provide the practicing engineers with all information they would need to perform their job duties in the best possible way. Though the publication contains theoretical information as the basis, the authors concentrated mainly on the practical aspects of operation and maintenance of the shipboard machinery. We are quite sure that the marine engineers will find everything in the pages of this brilliant book. The authors have managed to cover all topics in a single volume.
The coverage includes marine boilers and steam turbines, marine diesel engines together with the fuel oil they use and its treatment, electrical machines and electrical power systems commonly installed on board, various automation and control systems, ship refrigerating plants, pumping systems, steering gear, propeller and shafting arrangements; in addition to that, the precautions to be taken to minimize the fire hazard, have also been addressed. This is a definitely recommended book on the shelf of any machinery room.
This is maybe the most popular publication on instruments and control systems written specifically for the deck officers. The book belongs to the world famous Reed’s Engineering series. The author has presented the essential principles of the instruments and control systems suiting the everyday needs of the ship officers. It will also be of great practical use to the students of engineering disciplines and future mariners.
There are eleven major chapters in this book. The first chapter gives general information on the engineering units and terminology used. The second chapter describes the properties of gases, while the third chapter deals with the marine boilers including fire tube and donkey boilers, exhaust gas and water tube boilers, boiler corrosion problem etc. The next two chapters address the shipboard turbines and internal combustion engines.
Then, there are three chapters devoted to the pumping arrangements and auxiliaries, refrigeration machinery and ship steering gear together with all parts. The rest of the document covers the shafting arrangements and propulsion, consumption of the fuel oil, fundamentals of control systems, instrumentation and other important aspects.
There have been so many changes in the maritime shipping industry resulting from the rapid technological advances, especially in the field of marine diesel engine design as well as the shipboard practices. The sizes of the commonly used medium-speed diesels have increased; subject engines would normally be found on board larger ships where they are used for propulsion. Serious changes have also affected the slow-speed engines.
Three major marine diesel producers now make them in more or less similar design featuring long stroke. The present new edition of the publication will provide guidance to the marine engineers; however, it shall be noted that the official manufacturer’s documentation including operation and user manuals, maintenance manuals etc. must be referred to at all times. In addition, due attention shall be paid to safety aspects.
It shall also be understood that the recent technical developments in the field of ship and marine engine designs have in many cases be dictated by the latest anti-pollution rules and regulations. As we can see, more and more emphasis is being placed on the marine pollution prevention and the crew members shall also have a good understanding of these and follow the relevant instructions as necessary.