15.08.2018
CORROSION OF CONSTRUCTIONAL STEELS IN MARINE AND INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT

We all know that the mild steel considered prime construction material in many fields is seriously prone to corrosion when exposed to the marine and industrial environments where the harmful pollutants exist. These problems are even more severe in tropical countries. One of the ways to improve the corrosion resistance of the steel is weathering steel. The present publication will shed some light on the corrosion problem.

It starts with the general theoretical information on rusting of iron and corrosion of steels, atmospheric corrosion and degradation of the organic coatings, rust characterization etc. The next chapter tells readers about practical approach to this problem including various tests, while the third chapter is devoted to the experimental evidence covering corrosion rate and rust appearance, controlled lab tests etc.

The final part of the volume is dealing with the field exposure test. Some additional data is provided in the appendix to the main body of the volume. Needless to say that the content of this book will be useful to anyone engaged in design and construction of the marine vessels and other floating constructions; however, it may be equally useful to the construction engineers employed in the industrial sector.

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22.06.2018
APPLIED WELDING ENGINEERING — PROCESSES, CODES, AND STANDARDS

The publication will provide a good practical guidance to the selection of materials, welding procedures and techniques, giving a truly expert advice for those willing to perform welding works in full compliance with the provisions of the applicable international codes and standards, implementing and following them in the course of their everyday construction as well as inspection activities.

This second edition features significantly updated content covering the most important standards and codes, including ASME, AWS, CWS, DNV, standards released by the UK Welding Institute and others. The volume starts with the metallurgy with particular attention paid by the author to the physical metallurgy and alloys, heat treatment of steel materials, mechanical properties of the metals and their testing etc. Then we proceed to the practical application of metallurgy, i.e. welding processes and welding metallurgy, NDE, i.e. non-destructive evaluation, applicable standards and technical codes.

There are numerous case studies included in the publication to illustrate theoretical information and make a sort of bridge to the real life world of welding. Among other important topics covered by the author we would note corrosion resistance, welding defects, inspection of the weld seams, distortion and shrinkage etc. The rules commonly governing the development of the welding design have been addressed together with the instructions to be followed when selecting materials etc.

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08.12.2017
HANDBOOK OF SHIP CALCULATIONS, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION

An excellent and classic reference book for the naval architects and marine engineers, draftsmen, deck officers and all other people involved in construction, operation and maintenance of the vessels. The content of the book was compiled with the ultimate purpose to assemble in a single volume and convenient manner, practical data for day-to-day reference.

Note that the theoretical calculations are omitted purposely. It represents so many years of collection of the material and its classification that has been assembled specifically for the everyday use. The data contained in the book has been collected from numerous sources including trade literature and technical papers.

The material in the volume is arranged in ten sections starting from the weights, formulae used, strength of materials, materials used for the ship construction, methods of their manufacture, wood and non-ferrous materials, various ship calculations including freeboard calculations, stability, ship hull resistance, machinery calculations, launching and many others, hull construction, data on different types of vessels, operating and repair costs for the diesel engines, machinery, oils, fuels, boilers, steam engines, propellers, steam turbines, paddle wheels, internal combustion engines, auxiliaries, piping arrangements, electricity. drainage, refrigeration, heating, ship equipment, ship operation, up to the ship chartering and marine insurance, literally everything you will need...

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22.10.2017
PRINCIPLES OF WELDING: PROCESSES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, AND METALLURGY

The book will serve as an excellent general source of technical knowledge related to the joining of materials by means of welding. The coverage of the material is really impressive. the author is encompassing the welding metallurgy together with the weld pool chemistry and welding physics in detail. in the meantime he does not go too deep to the thorough descriptions that would be too difficult for the people with little experience in the field.

In fact, most of the welding related publications available today are only dealing with the basic welding techniques and principles leaving the science out, or vice versa. In this book the welding expert is taking a sort of integrated approach; this has eventually resulted in the content of his work being comprehensive and covering all aspects, providing self-contained treatment of welding together with the physics of the process and underlying principles.

The book is a real classic textbook and a must-have standard reference. There are hundreds of informative illustrations and data tables included by the author to supplement the main text of the book, correlating the science of welding with the currently used welding practices. Absolutely recommended to the practicing and future welders.

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15.10.2017
STEEL MANUAL

This book has been intended to serve as a valuable training manual and provides the thorough guidance on the steel to everyone involved in construction, including shipbuilding and repair industry. The readers have already named it a best introduction to steel production.

The book starts with the general information about the steel providing the fundamentals including the steel grades. This chapter is followed by the one devoted to the raw materials used for the iron and steel production, while in the next chapter the process of making steel from the ore is described. The fourth chapter is dealing with the reduction of iron ores while the fifth chapter addresses the steel casting processes.

The remaining part of the manual focuses on the iron and steel castings, forming of the steel, materials and quality management, plant management, applications of the steels and so many other issues. Such coverage of topics has made this manual very popular among the engineers of different industries, i.e. all those using steel or any steel products. Taking into consideration how widely steel is used in shipbuilding and repair, the usefulness and importance of such manual for the shipyard personnel, practicing engineers and students is clearly obvious.

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15.10.2017
SHIPS FASTENINGS — FROM SEWN BOATS TO STEAMSHIP

The ship hull fastenings are obviously critically important construction element of any vessel and boat, without which none of them could ever sail. This publication provides in fact the first detailed study of the ships fastenings. The author offers his readers a thorough and fascinating descriptions of a wide range of vessels starting from the ancient sewn plank boats and up to the steam ships and ocean clippers.

Apart from the technical information, the author also provides a good and interesting historical insight telling us about the major innovations and discoveries that accompanied the invention of the new fastenings and changes to the existing methods of securing. He has covered the metallurgy and copper sheathing, all types of rivets, welding, covering both the obsolete and relatively modern techniques, and even managed to address the development of the maritime insurance and underwriting, taking into account that the registries maintained by Lloyd's and other similar entities used to dictate the methods and forms of fastening to be used.

The publication has already proven of value for the professional shipbuilders as well as naval historians and archaeologists - note that the content will also be interesting to the amateur boatbuilders and enthusiasts.

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15.10.2017
SHIPBUILDING FOR BEGINNERS

The present training booklet was designed and published to be for used by workmen who are involved in construction of the vessels contracted for by the United States Shipping Board, with the confident expectation that it would be of value to them.

Though published of almost one century ago, it is now classic and still actual source of information as the publication provides good explanation of the material contained in very clear and easy to follow and understand language.

The authors have supplemented the text of the booklet with numerous helpful and informative data diagrams. though originally published so many years and even decades ago, the booklet is still very useful for the newcomers to the shipbuilding industry willing to understand the very basics of it without going too deep into technical details which they may study at the later stages of their professional education.

Even for the general readers, i.e. people well far from the ship construction industry this booklet will for sure be of some interest since it will give them a general idea of shipbuilding. In fact, we would recommend to download the document, get it printed and keep readily available for anyone showing interest.

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15.10.2017
SHIP PRODUCTION

This is the revised edition of Ship Production featured significantly updated content made fully consistent with the latest technological advances and developments achieved since the first publication of the title. The authors of the book are mainly focusing on the state-of-the-art ship production technology together with its application to the shipbuilding technology.

They are presenting a newly introduced system optimizing the productivity in the shipbuilding industry of today. There are several new chapters included in this release of the book devoted to the basic construction and manufacturing processes, CAD and CAM applications and design. The volume is good for both graduate and under-graduate courses; however, its content will be of practical interest for the shipbuilding specialists, as well. The book opens with the historical overview of the shipbuilding including some interesting statistical data related to the ship production theory and market share.

The main part of the volume addresses the economic theory of the shipbuilding, fabrication processes, conditions of production facilities, design and engineering of ships, ship production planning, its scheduling and control measures, accuracy control and many other relevant topics.

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