27.02.2019
BOC GUIDELINES FOR WELDING AND CUTTING

An excellent booklet released by BOC to provide general introduction to the cutting and welding. The content of this compact but very informative volume starts with the recommended safety precautions, taking into account the importance of safety measures; this chapter includes coverage of the clothing and fire protection aspects. The next chapter deals with the gases used for cutting and welding including their storage and handling at the workplace.

The fuel gases processes are addressed within the next chapter - here the authors also touch the flame properties and output. Then, we proceed to the gas welding and oxygen-acetylene welding procedures from beginning to the shutting down stages. the rest of the chapters are covering various welding techniques, joining processes and welding information including tips for improving the quality of the weld seams, silver brazing and gas cutting, mild steel cutting and flame heating.

There is a separate chapter devoted to the typical designs where the different joint designs are compared. Notes on proper care of the welding and cutting equipment are also included in the volume. The document will be of great practical interest in the cutting and welding, including shipbuilding industry.

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25.11.2018
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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25.11.2018
STRENGTH AND TOUGHNESS OF MATERIALS

Materials are and have always been considered one of the most critical elements since they support a wide variety of technological fields. The content of the present book was summarized on the basis of the results of the research activities and laboratory works, and it is actually forming a basic principle of laboratory work.

That is why this publication is expected to be suitable to the graduate students; however, it will definitely be of equal importance and use for the undergraduate students as well as the researchers and practicing engineers working in the fields of mechanics and materials. The material contained in each of the parts has been edited base on the technical review papers by the author.

The first chapter provides some general introduction to materials. The second chapter will tell the readers about the main technical concepts of the fracture mechanics, while the third chapter describes the main principles of toughness and strength of materials. The remaining chapters of the volume cover the steels, alloys, intermetallic compounds, cast iron, polymers and ceramic materials, titanium, aluminum, metal matrix composites and many other important and relevant topics.

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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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