Marine Engineering


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This is the fifth edition of one of the most popular and valuable publications on pipelines. The book has been very well met by the students and engineers in different countries of the world. It can serve as an excellent standard resource to be used by anyone involved in the activities implying design, construction and maintenance of the piping, including shipboard piping in the hull systems.

The author of the publication has prepared a truly excellent compilation of the practical shortcuts for the piping designers and engineers – there are hundreds of them. In addition, there are numerous formulas and correlations, instructions, “how-to” methods explained. The present edition of the publication features newly introduced conversion tables as well as the material on sizing plates.

Apart from that, the author included some new information on the sizing of the relief valves commonly applied in piping systems, sizing pigs, gas volume conversion data etc. There are also many tables and data charts supplementing the main contents of the volume, making it even more useful for the practicing engineers who will be happy to have all of that info readily available at all times when performing job.

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This is an excellent supplementary training tool to be used by the students of marine engineering as well as practicing engineers. The content of the book will address all training needs. The materials included by the author have been arranged in four basic sections, the first section of the book provide the essential information about the marine diesel engine commonly used on board modern vessels.

Among the aspects covered in this section there are types of the engines, scavenging, lubricating oil and cooling water systems, air starting and fuel oil systems. The second and third sections are dealing with the two-stroke and four-stroke marine diesels, respectively, covering all parts and components of the engines together with their working principles duly explained. Finally, the closing section of the publication provides necessary operational information.

Here, the readers will find the info on the working principle of the starting air systems, timing of the engine’s exhaust valve, crankcase explosion, scavenge fires presenting hazard, fatigue problem. There is a chapter devoted to the materials used for fabricating of the bearings. The purifiers and clarifiers deserving special attention have been described in another chapter.

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The main purpose of the present publication is to let students better prepare for their Certificates of Competency with the focus made on the steam engineering. The text of the book is covering the essentials that are necessary for the above exams. We would treat this volume as a specific examination guidebook. All sketches and illustrations included in the book can be used as the applications to the particular exam requirements.

It is recommended that the students first study the content of each chapter carefully and then practice the sketches and images; after that they should proceed to the examples provided at the end of each chapter. There are six main chapters in this book. The first two chapters are dealing with the boilers and turbine theory. They are followed by the chapters devoted to the gearing, turbine practice and fundamentals of the control arrangements. Finally, the last chapter of the volume concentrates on the feed systems and shipboard auxiliaries.

This is where the main part of the book ends and the readers proceed to the specimen questions selected and embedded to make the learning process more effective and interesting. This is an excellent volume not only for the students but also for the crew members of the vessels with subject equipment installed.

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