This is a very popular textbook on piping systems providing readers with the valuable information on every single aspect. The text of the volume is full of the live examples that were drawn from decades of practical experience in the field. The content of the publication offers all necessary info on the installation and repair of the piping systems as well as their rehabilitations. The author included all latest industry standards, codes, and specifications.
The book will give you a ready engineering and design resource explaining all reasons commonly standing behind the piping system designs. The coverage of the materials and components of the piping systems, applicable specifications, all calculations involves and safety matters are impressive. The style of writing chosen by the author is even a bit entertaining making understanding of the content much easier even to the people without deep theoretical knowledge or field experience.
The piping system designers will be provided with the insight into practical aspects; moreover, it covers such topics as general arrangements and pipe supporting, plus many others. In short, this book shall be treated as a true must-have one for the people willing to improve their technical knowledge of piping systems and particularly their design.
The volume opens with the chapter covering classification of the engines and their components, followed with the information about the air standard cycles and cycles that the efficiency of the Carnot cycle. Then we proceed to the comparison of the Diesel, Otto and dual cycles. The fuel-air cycles have been addressed in two chapters dealing with the variation of specific heats and effect of engine variables.
There is one chapter dealing solely with the fuels, while the next five chapters have been devoted to the combustion process, including basic chemistry, stoichiometry, exhaust gas analysis, dissociation, enthalpy of combustion and formation, internal energy and calorific values. The authors then lead us to the real cycles, before proceeding to the description of spark and compression ignition engines, their technical differences and components making subject engines.
You will also get information about the two- and four-stroke engines... In fact, the number of topics covered by the authors of this compact publication is too big for this short description. However, the knowledge the student will get from the content of this volume, will be a good basis for the newcomers to the world of engines.
The present publication is actually intended to present the critically important findings in the field of diesel engine operation, together with the special attention of the author being paid to the exhaust emission arrangements and methods to improve the transient response. In addition to what is stated above, the exhaust emission measurement and distribution of the particle size have also been covered within the discussion of the major experimental techniques.
The publication provides all readers with the professional and thorough discussion of all dynamic and thermodynamic phenomena being experienced by diesel engines at the time of the increased load, during acceleration or cold start as well as during the transient cycle. The book starts with the information relating to the critically influential turbocharger lag issue; moreover, the thorough analysis conducted by the author is covering a really wide range of topics, and the list would include transfer of heat, fuel combustion, supply of the air and friction.
Bearing in mind the amount and quality of the technical info and data included by the author in his publication, we could definitely recommend this one to all technical personnel directly involved in the operation of the diesel engines as well as to the students of engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.