13.07.2017
ADHESIVES IN MARINE ENGINEERING

As it is implied by the title of this book, it is mainly dedicated to the various adhesives used in the field of marine engineering. This type of bonding is one of the established practical methods of joining slowly gaining the broader and broader acceptance in ship construction and offshore engineering mainly because of the benefits it offers, such as the lack of hotwork, ability to join very thin plates etc.

This publication is primarily intended to provide users with a rigorous treatment of the related subject focusing on practical applications and was written for the practicing engineers. The author has paid particular attention to the adhesively bonded joints transferring loads together with associated moments and also having a structural function; note that the publication does not deal with the thin films adhesion like hard coatings.

Several very important aspects of the application of the adhesives are addressed, including selection and pre-design of the adhesives, requirements applicable to the bonded connections and various examples of application of such connections in marine ships and offshore structures, assessing durability and moisture resistance and predicting possible failure of the joints, determination of various properties of the adhesive bonding arrangements by means of testing, and several other important technical aspects.

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13.07.2017
ABRASIVE EROSION AND CORROSION OF HYDRAULIC MACHINERY

The present exceptionally useful and practical volume will be providing readers with a good systematic exposition of both the abrasive erosion and corrosion that would commonly occur in the different types of hydraulic machinery, and in this volume the authors have been mainly dealing with theory plus with the established engineering practice proven effective.

In fact this book could for sure be treated as a very first so comprehensive book addressing subject area deep enough. The author have covered all critically important subjects related to the abrasive erosion/corrosion - among the topics there are theoretical fundamentals of these processes, associated calculations, analysis, numerical simulations of the "liquid-solid" flow design, interaction between abrasive erosion/corrosion and cavitation, different popular construction materials that are resistant to erosion etc.

This publication is arranged in seven chapters, and the first one is describing the theoretical basics of abrasive erosion and how the subject process usually takes place in pumps and turbines, while the second chapter is mainly dedicated to the analysis of the various factors that are influencing silt erosion. The other chapters of the book address the particle laden flow analysis together with the important technical aspects of the design of the hydraulic machinery expected to work in such conditions, anti-abrasive-erosion materials, corrosion etc.

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10.07.2017
A MASTER'S GUIDE TO SHIPS PIPING

This guide was prepared and published with the intention to alert the crews of the marine ships to the serious danger of a truly catastrophic loss that can be caused by the failed piping, the authors have tried to raise the awareness of redundancy in the design of the ship piping and of the difficulties that are usually involved in the inspections of the pipes.

It is quite clear that the prevention of the piping failure may only be achieved through the proactive approach of the crew members to the inspection, periodical maintenance and repair of the ship piping arrangements. Though the corrosion effect on a hull is widely known, not everyone knows and considers the piping corrosion. However, piping poses a hidden danger to the ship, people on board, and environment. The pipes convey various fluids or allow air to pass through and are treated as the means of the operations of many control systems, they are penetrating nearly every enclosed space on board the ship.

This guide provides the basic information on the ship piping and systems, pipe design, tips on maintenance and repair of the pipes, shows some causes of the pipe failures etc. Some typical mechanical joints and procedure for the pressure test of the piping is there in the appendices.

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10.07.2017
A MASTER'S GUIDE TO HATCH COVER MAINTENANCE

The ultimate guide of the author of the present guide was to explain the most important issues of the hatch cover security and also to steer the mariners towards active due maintenance of the hatch covers. It would definitely be less expensive to maintain the weathertight integrity of the hatch covers through the attention to detail and periodic checks and works, than to pay the possible claims for the wet-damaged cargo.

Moreover, it is critically important for safety at sea and for the protection of the sea environment to keep the covers weathertight and strong. We all know that leaking hatch covers are considered a principal cause of wetting of the transported cargo. The hatch covers may leak for various reasons, but the root cause is usually their poor maintenance of failure to close the covers properly.

The chapters of this guide provide the description of the hatch covers and their function, leakage problems and leak detection tests, some common false beliefs about hatch covers, tips on monitoring and inspection, procedures for proper maintenance and repair of the hatch covers, and also some necessary information relating to the safety of the operations. The appendices contain the procedures to opening and closing of the covers, and condition assessment forms.

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10.07.2017
A MASTER'S GUIDE TO USING FUEL OIL ONBOARD SHIPS

The authors of the present guide released it having in mind the purpose to provide all ship masters, officers on board and shore superintendents with the required basic technical knowledge of the practical use of, and necessary precautions to be taken when using various fuel oils on board marine vessels. We all know that the misuse of the fuel oil will imminently lead to the major claims and will also jeopardize the safety of the vessel. Nowadays, the Master of the ship has to be enough knowledgeable of the technical aspects and has to be fully aware of what is going on in the engine room of his ship.

Ship owners are usually faced with the fluctuations happening to the fuel costs and constantly changing regulations relating to the emissions to the atmosphere - and both of these aspects play their role in determining of the way how the fuel systems and diesel machinery on board the ship are operated; this could cause some serious operational problems with the engine fuel system, such as clogging of the filter or purifier, failure or scoring of the fuel pump, wear of the cylinders and seizure of the fuel injectors, corrosion to the exhaust valve seats, fouling of the turbocharger turbine wheel, and many others...

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