27.05.2019
WIRE ROPE USERS HANDBOOK

This is a very useful a practical reference volume prepared by the experts in the field of production of wire ropes widely used on board ships and offshore installation as well as on any other marine facilities. The publication opens with some introductory chapter explaining the importance of the rope strands and describing the construction of the wire ropes and their formal classification.

In general, the material of the volume is arranged in three major sections, and the first section gives the basic information including tips on choosing the correct rope for particular application, and performing measurements of the rope diameter; it also addresses the design factors. The second section is devoted to the wire rope products including low-torque ropes and rotation-resistant ropes, flattened strand ropes, mining ropes, premium value wire ropes and others.

Finally, in the third section of the book the readers with find valuable instructions on the proper use of the wire ropes including treatments of the rope ends, periodical inspections to be performed, tips on extending the service life of the wire ropes, wear and removal criteria etc. There is a list of abbreviations included together with the compact glossary of the main terms.

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16.03.2019
SEAROX MARINE & OFFSHORE INSULATION — TECHNICAL GUIDELINES

This publication was developed by the specialists of the world famous Rockwell Company offering maritime and offshore industry with the numerous approved and duly tested products together with the constructions. The main body of the present manual was intended to combine all relevant technical information related to the insulation materials used in the marine and offshore fields. The authors of the document hope that the readers will find the guidelines provided in its pages useful in their everyday work.

The readers will find general info about the applicable industry standards and methods normally used for testing, practical guidance to the installation materials and procedures for their installation, detailed information covering the whole range of constructions and products together with the construction details, etc.

In addition to that, you will find a good overview of the sound, thermal, technical insulation and associated measurements. It shall be of course noted that any insulation works must be conducted in strict compliance with the IMO rules as well as the relevant regulations of the class societies and other standards, both national and international.

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05.03.2019
GUIDE TO HANDLING SHIPS FUEL OIL

A very useful publication released by the Korea P&I Club. The document is intended to provide necessary guidance to handling fuels on board ships and will be of great practical interest to all crew members. The content of this booklet was composed by the recognized experts of the shipping industry willing to pass their knowledge and experience, contributing to the prevention of the accidents that frequently occur during the shipboard operations; it also addresses the most important and effective measures that shall be taken to ensure that the extent of the damage in case of the accident is minimized.

In the meantime, every effort was made by the authors to reduce the theoretical information and concentrate on real life practical issues. The book opens with the introductory part followed by the real case study of the bunkering accident which is offered to the readers to analyze.

The next two chapters of the document deals with the bunker characteristics and established bunkering procedures that shall be explained to and followed by all parties involved at any time. The bunker supply contract is covered in a separate chapter. The booklet closes with the chapter on handling bunker claims.

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17.01.2018
MARITIME DIRECTORY OF SHIPPING SERVICES 2018

This is the latest edition of the Maritime Directory of Shipping Services released by Lloyd's List. The content of the volume incorporates services provided by the leading companies in the world shipping industry working in different fields, such as bunker services, ship agents and ship chandlers, ship registries and classification societies, marine surveyors and consultants, port state authorities, ship construction and ship repair yards, solicitors, lawyers and other service providers.

Note that this book will also give users all necessary information about stevedores, companies providing dredging services, towage and salvage, ship managers and marine insurers. One separate section of the publication has been specifically devoted to the organizations providing marine training services. The publication will definitely present practical interest and use for the people in the shipping industry who will get a chance to find all information they require. That is why we recommend this volume to all those in need of the information and data to perform their services. Though the publication is quite compact, its content is very comprehensive, covering many areas.

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21.12.2017
MERMAID MARINE PRODUCTS CATALOGUE 2017

The very latest release of the Mermaid Marine Catalogue published on the regular basis to provide necessary assistance to the people engaged in supply of the vessels. The content of the catalogue includes numerous sections with the entries covering literally every single aspect of vessel operation and technical maintenance. There are sections providing the information about interior and exterior accessories commonly ordered for the ships, trailer parts and accessories, electrical equipment, fishing item and associated supply items, recreational items, clothing, various safety products, black and fresh water management items and many others.

There are also all items required for the maintenance and repair of the ship's hull including painting. The machinery and equipment items addressed include diesel engines and generators including parts and spares, drivetrains, control equipment, steering machinery, fuel and oil and hydraulics accessories etc. This is not a full list of everything dealt with in the pages of this world popular and respected publication well treated by the support personnel of many shipping companies because of its comprehensiveness and ease of use.

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01.12.2017
CANADIAN MARINE EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE

The officially released Canadian Marine Equipment Catalogue, latest edition. The publication contains wealth of useful information that will be greatly appreciated by the people engaged in ship supply and related activities. The ship superintendants may use the book to order whatever equipment is required for their vessels.

The volume starts with the list of electronic and navigational equipment, and instruments, followed by the steering equipment and associated controls. In short, the document will give you a complete picture of the available products on lighting equipment, electrical appliances, pumping equipment, shipboard machinery, propellers and fuel supply, trailering and storage, and may other equipment.

Apart from that, the volume covers anchoring arrangements, portlights, ventilation, hatches, sailboat hardware, fastening and associated tools, deck and mooring hardware, rigging, and many others. In addition, paint are covered together with the accessories, lubricants, cleaners and adhesives. An absolutely recommended publication for those willing to be kept duly informed on what is available at the market to compare the options and make correct choice.

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03.11.2017
AUTONICS PULSE METERS

A set of technical documentation for the pulse meters of LR5N, MP5S, MP5Y, MP5W and MP5M series produced by Autonics. Each of the series of pulse meters has been provided with the product overview booklet containing technical specification of the meter, such as display range and method, power supply info, input specification, measurement range and accuracy, main and sub output, prescale function etc.

The manuals for the pulse meters provide ordering information, connection and dimensions, function and parameter, output and operation mode, precautions etc. A really needful pack of files to be used by the technical personnel dealing with subject equipment. The operation chart group by parameters is also there.

The papers provided cover the main features of the pulse meters covering each of thirteen kinds of different operation modes such as frequency and passing time, speed and time difference, length measurement and revolution, multiplication and interval, etc. Note that the pulse meters of MP5M feature eleven operation modes not thirteen. In short, the information contained in the papers included in this pack will be of practical use for the personnel and shall be referred to when performing any works.

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02.11.2017
AUTONICS COUNTERS

A very useful and practical compilation of technical documentation relating to the counters produced by one of the world leaders in the field, namely Autonics company. This collection includes documents covering several series of counters, such as CTY/CTS/CT, FL, FM/LM, FS, FX/FXH/FXL, FXS, FXY and LA8N.

The papers provide information about the technical specifications of the counters, dimensions and parts descriptions, input and output connections, error display and factory defaults settings, panel cut-out and parameter setting, prescale function, selection by means of DIP switches, relevant flow charts, instructions on case detachment and replacement of the battery, communication mode and all other technical information necessary for the personnel directly engaged in the operation and technical maintenance of the counters.

The pack also includes user manuals for the DAQMaster management program, product overviews, measure counters of FM/LM series etc. All required tips on proper operation of the counters are also there. In short, we would recommend to treat this pack as a must have collection of papers for the technical personnel who will benefit from the useful information provided.

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