Here is an absolutely excellent publication and a must have one for many marine engineer, from students to the practicing professionals. However, it will be of particular practical interest to those marine engineers who are in need of upgrading their ratings. The information contained in the pages of this volume will help them test their grasp in the scope falling within the endorsement exam. The author added hundreds of questions to provide better coverage.

There are also several subchapters newly introduced that address the machine shop devices, maintenance procedures to be followed in the pump room, troubleshooting of the shipboard machinery, electrical review and so many other aspects. The sections related to the routing maintenance of the equipment and applicable regulatory framework, piping and pumping arrangements, HVAC, lubrication, bearings etc. have all been significantly expanded in this fourth edition of the book.

According to the numerous reviews, this title is one of the most helpful ones of those available today. The author has covered info that the marine engineers shall be aware of so that they perform the troubleshooting of the engines and all associated equipment. Recommended to all people involved in operation and maintenance of the machinery installed on board ships.

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Have a look into one of the most comprehensive volumes on internal combustion engines available today. The book may serve as an excellent introductory text for the beginners; however, the content will be equally interesting to the specialists willing to refresh their knowledge. This third edition of the valuable reference source features lot of newly included material.

The text of the book is informative and thorough containing detailed descriptions of the theory together with the practical overview of the subject. The readers may easily starts at near-zero point and move to the operation of the engines. The explanations provided in the pages of this text-book are easy enough to understand even to the people with not too much of experience; this is why it gained so much popularity even among non-engineers.

The book will be of particular interest to the people who want to understand all why's of the internal combustion engines since it gives complete and detailed information on the theory of engine operation. Most of the theoretical information normally required by the engine enthusiasts has been provided. The content is duly updated and reflects all latest developments in the design and construction of the engines.

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This excellent reference book was designed to give its readers a really comprehensive and professional insight into the contemporary diesel injection and electronic control systems, mainly focusing on the minimization of the emissions to the atmosphere and on the treatment of exhaust gases. The technical innovations introduces by the specialists of the Bosch company in the diesel-injection field have significantly contributed to the boom in the diesel industry.

   Nowadays the technology of the motor vehicles is really complex and that is considered  the main reason why there is a serious need for a single and reliable source of technical information covering all components and systems of the engines. This nice publication opens with a very brief but interesting historical overview, that is followed by the chapter describing the main areas where the diesel engines are commonly used. The next chapter explains the basic, fundamental principles of operation of the diesel engines, while the following chapter is concentrating on the fuel oils.







The remaining chapters of the publication cover the rest of important aspects of the construction and operation of the subject type of engines, such as their control systems, common-rail systems, unit injector- and unit pump systems, pressure lines, sensors, start-assist arrangement, troubleshooting, service technology and so many others, covering even the emission-related legislation.







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We are hereby offering the latest and popular English edition of maybe the most popular handbooks of diesel engines providing remarkably comprehensive overview of every type and size of subject engines, from the smallest single cylinder diesel engines and up through the huge two stroke diesel engines installed on board marine vessels.

The material presented in the book is mainly based on the valuable contributions made by almost sixty world recognized industry experts collaborating together. Moreover, in addition to the theoretical fundamentals, this publication treats in detail the critically important subjects of the atmospheric emission, energy efficiency matters, injection systems and exhaust gas after treatment, electronic engine control and management, as well as the conventional and newly introduced alternative fuels.







This handbook would actually serve as a truly indispensable companion to the study of both theoretical and practical issues of the diesel engines. We believe that it would be equally required to the industry professionals, as well as to the students of engineering (including marine engineering) and in fact everyone interested in learning a bit more about the technology of the diesel engines, their working principles, understanding their functions, interaction of various systems within the engine and other related aspects.







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The authors of this interesting monograph have mainly focused on the dynamical research of the crank-piston mechanisms and were considering both basic and additional motions, They have tried to perform the full dynamical analysis of the piston machinery together with their mechanisms, and that is why the present publication is studying  the mechanisms mentioned above, with clearances in the kinematic pairs.

The tasks in question are carried out, making the main emphasis on the frictions in the mechanisms as well as wear and mechanical impacts; moreover, the fracture formation taking place in the links has also been addressed. In addition, the authors of the monograph have paid particular attention to the elasticity of the details of the mechanisms. The publication would be mainly meant for the specialists in the field of the design of the mechanisms.



However, it shall definitely be noted that it will be also useful for the manufacturers of the above stated machinery as well as for the students of the relevant disciplines. It comprises the researches conducted by the authors and published in the numerous popular works. Have a look in this volume if you are interested in the design considerations of the subject mechanisms, you will definitely find a lot of useful relevant information.



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The pumps, including centrifugal type pumps, and their systems are widely presented in ship hull systems. What it actually means is that every single industry professional dealing with the pump design must possess a very good theoretical knowledge and fully understanding of their working principles. But note that is not enough, and they shall also be familiar with all practical applications of pumps together with the main engineering correlations for flow phenomena.

  This volume is mainly intended to be used by pump designers and ship crew members involved in day-to-day operation/maintenance of various pumping arrangements. The chapters of this publication cover such interesting and important topics as various pump types and their performance data, fluid dynamic principles, physical concepts and pump hydraulics, various performance characteristics, part-load operation, cavitation and suction capability, design of the various hydraulic components, issues connected with the vibration and noise, hydraulic forces, pump operation, general characteristics of turbine operation, selection of materials exposed to high flow velocities, medium influence, selection of pump and associated quality considerations, and pump testing. Definitely useful publication for the crew members as well as people willing to get some basic knowledge of pumping technology and systems.



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One of the main declared purposes of Gregory Nellis and Sanford Klein, who formed the duet of authors of the volume presented to your attention, was to write a single book that would be able to provide all practicing engineers and all other interested people with the required capability and good practical tools enabling readers to effectively solve various real-world problems relating to the heat transfer, and to do that with the considerable level of confidence.

This publication comprises numerous technically advanced topics. The numerical and analytical methods of problem solution that have been included into this volume are actually being applied to the topics that are not actually considered in the majority of other textbooks. The authors have done their best trying to maximally improve the reader-friendliness of this book and, in order to facilitate this feature, they have presented completely the derivations of the most important results, with no skipping any steps - such the approach would help to reduce the frustration of the students and also improve the retention.



The examples that have been selected for inclusion in this textbook are all quite ubiquitous and inherently interesting for both students and professional engineers. The volume is integrating the popular computational software packs directly with the materials on heat transfer...​



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Kees Kuiken, who is the recognized expert and author of this two volume set of books, has aimed it to the people who are directly involved in the engineering, operation and due maintenance of the marine diesel engines as well to all students of marine engineering and ship construction, and even to the enthusiasts of marine engineering. Note that it will also serve as a very useful tool for the manufacturers of the diesel engines and associated machinery.

We all know that the diesel engines play a vital role in society's life and they are deservedly considered indispensable for the shipping industry. The approach applied by the author implied inclusion of all relevant technical information relating to the construction of the diesel engines, materials used, classification of the engines in categories, their maintenance and repair, and everyday use. The author has paid so much attention to the graphic material supplementing the text. This was done to help readers to gain the insight.



We can say that the book covers literally everything, e.g. efficiency and energy losses occurring in the diesel engines, engine types, fuel oils and injection systems, cooling and lubrication of the diesel engines, driving gears, starting arrangements and air supply, engine speed control, noise and vibration issues, and so many other aspects.



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