10.09.2017
GUIDE TO SHIP REPAIR ESTIMATES

Here is quite rare and invaluable little guide intended for use by the people engaged with costing ship repair works. The content of the guide was specifically prepared to outline to the technical superintendents of the shipping companies the way to be followed when compiling the quotations.

The ship repair companies commonly use their own tariffs for standard works when building their quotations, and this is the information the present guide is based on. Note that the prices have been presented in man-hours in order to assist the long-term pricing. It will also be helpful to the shipyard personnel assessing the manpower requirements for the various jobs and producing the time-based plans.

The advantage of using the man-hours in this book is that the book will not be dated since there will be no necessity to encounter any increases in costs occurring over the years. Note also that the material costs have not been covered since they are usually supplied by contractors and built into the labor costs.

The book only considers the repair an shall not be used for the new construction projects due to the different nature of jobs involved. It is important to understand that the man-hours for particular job may vary under different working conditions, location, environment and other factors to be considered.

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07.09.2017
FIRE RISK AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN CRUISE VESSEL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The main purpose of the research conducted by the author of this book was to provide readers with proper identification and clear description of the project fire risks that are commonly present in the cruise ship industry of today. The attempt was also made to duly assess the size of the associated risks and explicate the potential response. The author has applied the theoretical approach basing on the project management as well as the general management of the fire risks, supplemented by the specific ship building literature.

The thorough and detailed study has been performed of the technical data obtained from seven different European shipyards. Here is the brief content of the document - Introduction; Review of literature; Materials used; Methods of research; Findings on fire risk and its assessment; Findings on responses to possible fire risk at the shipyards; Fire risk, its size and available responses in case of construction of cruise vessels; Discussion; The very basic chemistry and physics; Fire risk management of already completed cruise ships... These are the most important topics of the Doctorial dissertation presented by Pekka Raisanen at Aalto University last year.

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06.09.2017
FISHING BOATS OF THE WORLD

Have a look into this book - it is one of the best-selling classic books on the construction and building of fishing boats edited by Jan-Olof Traung so many years ago. It was republished in higher quality and digitized. Note that it is still very popular and actual; the content of this book is arranged in two parts covering virtually all information that was considered to be useful and interesting for people dealing with design and construction of the fishing boats as well as for the people actually using the boats for fishing every day.

It equally covers hull construction and local/overall strength issues, and addresses ship machinery design, installation and operation. Sea behavior has also been covered in this volume since it is obviously one of the critically important aspects of the boat operation. This is really some kind of full encyclopedia of boats which will is truly a must-have one for boat builders and seamen.

Highly recommended not only to the people working on the construction and/or repair of the fishing boats but also to the boaters; having a clear understanding of the construction an arrangements of your boat, including the hull, machinery and outfitting, will definitely help you in handling the boat at sea and making your voyages safe.

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05.09.2017
ENGINEERING HANDBOOK. TECHNICAL INFORMATION.

A world popular award-winning publication by G. L. Huyett. The present handbook was prepared with the intention to provide complete coverage of technical topics, such as the steelmaking including characteristics of steels and alloys, chemical content and heat treatment of metals, ways of testing their hardness and other mechanical characteristics, detailed descriptions of various manufacturing processes, plating and coating, coloring of metals; the book even contains all required conversion charts.

From very basic descriptions of producing carbon steels and alloys to the established composition standards, carbon grades, identification factors, thermal modifications - the content of the volume covers literally everything you would need to know about metals as it was developed on the basis of extensive researches and huge technical experience of the Huyett staff.

The book contains valuable technical information including but of course not limited to the statistical data which is presented in the tables. There are many informative flowcharts depicting the process of steelmaking. An absolutely recommended title for all people engaged in steelmaking, workers of the steel mills and engineers using the steels.

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01.09.2017
DOCKMASTER TRAINING MANUAL

Since dock masters are not marine or structural engineers, they are not commonly expected to be able to design dry docks. However, they should know how to operate their docks in a manner that would allow to avoid the operational limits of the dock that were originally set by the designers.

A fundamental understanding of how exactly dry dock is designed and constructed will provide required insight into the operational limitations derived. In turn, this technical knowledge will assist dock masters when they are performing the assessment of the situations not meeting standard procedures.

The book starts with descriptions of the main types of dry docks, followed by the chapter addressing the docking plan. The third chapter of the manual lists and explains the vessel characteristics considered important when dry docking, while the rest of the chapters are dealing with the block loading, stability matters, block construction, predicting the condition of the ship at undocking, established dry docking procedures, ship handling, pumping plan and tips on its developing, certification of the dry dock, ratings and inspections, transfer systems. The book concludes with several solved problems providing necessary practical information. An excellent training source for the dock masters.

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22.08.2017
COMPOSITE MATERIALS IN MARITIME STRUCTURES

The present set of documents comprises of two separate volumes and belongs to the Cambridge Ocean Technology Series. The publication is mainly intended to provide readers with the comprehensive guidance on the marine use of various composite materials.

The first of the books included in the pack is named Fundamental Aspects and covers the production technology and materials science, provides structural analysis and FEM, describes the failure mechanisms, addresses the important environmental aspects, etc.

The second book, Practical Considerations, will examine how the theory is used in the design and construction of the structures like submersibles, boats, offshore installations etc.

Needless to say that the content of each book will be of great interest to the people engaged in the design and actual construction of the ships and other marine structures because the thorough knowledge and deep understanding of the different construction materials is one of the key factors determining the quality, construction effectiveness and reliability of the newly built vessel.

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18.08.2017
A PRACTICAL COURSE IN WOODEN BOAT AND SHIP BUILDING

One of the most popular classic books on the shipbuilding demonstrating the actual design methods and construction techniques. It was originally published so many years ago in order to serve as a reference book when performing training of the woordworkers and carpenters in the fundamental theoretical aspects of the construction of the wooden vessels.

The author of the volume tried to establish a course useful for the shipbuilders and boatbuilders; he did not try to prepare a complete treatise on the subject so please note that there can be some omissions. However, needless to say that the book will be of great interest for everyone willing to improve their knowledge of ship construction principles, as well as people interested in building ship models.

The book is classic and rare; of course, the shipbuilding of today much differs from the one of last century due to the new technologies developed; however, the theory of the process, naval architecture, mechanics, strength, hydromechanics and other remain unchanged...

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17.08.2017
ASSESSING FIRE SAFETY IN MARITIME COMPOSITE SUPERSTRUCTURES — A RISK—BASED APPROACH

This work is dealing with the rick-based approach applied to the assessment of the fire safety in the various maritime composite superstructures. Sometimes it makes sense to substitute steel used for the construction of the maritime structures with the FRP taking into account such advantages as the reduced weight and easier maintenance, of course provided all relevant requirements have been complied with.

A newly introduced methodology in the applicable regulations opens up for the new and innovative design solutions - again provided they have proven safe and complying with the relevant requirements. The present report is intended to provide the ship construction industry with an approach that would be clearly effecting to the fire safety in case of the FRP composite materials utilized for construction.

This is the fragment of the opening chapter of this book. The chapters of the publication cover the SOLAS fire safety related requirements, concept of risk, structural requirements, need and risk analysis for verification, synoptic application of the proposed approach, etc.

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