Good bilge management practices help in optimizing the performance of the Oily Water Separator on ships. No matter what type of OWS is installed onboard ships, if the bilge management is not proper the Oily Water Separator (OWS) is bound to malfunction.
Optimal performance of Oily water separator on ships depends on a number of factors. Marine Engineers must consider twenty most important aspects mentioned in this article for smooth functioning of the OWS.
Several parameters affect efficient working of oily water separator on ships. Marine engineers must understand these factors in order to ensure satisfactory operation of oil water separators.
Find out various opportunities for energy conservation in a marine boiler on board ship. Also, learn how to make a final boiler audit report.
Find out about the important checks and precautions that are to be carried out for efficient slow steaming procedure of ships.
One of the major and important machinery on the ship, a marine boiler comes under special emphasis in an energy audit due to many well marked and potential energy saving areas.
In order to perform slow steaming of ships, proper optimization of ship’s engine is required in order to prevent any kind of damages to the engine. Find out more about optimization of engines in the article inside.
This is the second article of the series A Guide to Welding Electrodes on Ships. Learn about the different types electrode nomenclature and classification in this article. This is a must-read guide for all mariners.
The main engine of the ship has to perform satisfactorily and give the rated power at the rated RPM within narrow but allowable limits of temperature and pressure with correct specific fuel oil consumption. Find out how Main Engine Performance Curves are used for Economical Fuel Consumption on Ships.
As shipping companies around the world are opting for slow steaming to save fuel costs at available opportunities, an experienced chief engineer finds explains how the ship’s main engine can be tested for slow steaming.
Engine room is full of machinery and pipelines that are made of different metals and alloys. Before repair and fabrication is done, it is imperative that the metal be identified so that successful repair is possible.
This article is a continuation of the series of articles which explains piping engineering as practically required on ships. The article discusses various types of pipe fittings used on board ships.
A ship engineer must be able to guide the ship’s welder in identifying the metal of the machine or structural member that is to be repaired and suggest suitable electrode for welding the same. This guide to welding electrodes on ships is a must read for every marine engineer.
It is often debated whether ISM Code has been successful and has achieved the purpose it was made out for. Seafarers complain about the extreme paperwork and record keeping which has made their life difficult. Old timers remember with nostalgia the pre ISM days of shipping. Is ISM a burden for seafarers?
This is the third article in the series of Pipes and Bends – an Essential Guide for Second Engineers. In this article we will discuss about different types of pipe fittings found on ships and their structure.
Shock Pulse Monitoring also known as SPM is a patented technique of predictive maintenance by measuring vibration and shock pulses of bearing in motors and to identify their condition and operating life before the next overhaul procedure. Find out more inside.
The second part of Pipes and Bends -An Essential Guide for Second Engineers on Ships deals with difference between pipe and tube, and explains bends, elbows and miter bends.
Energy audit on ships is carried out for improving the energy efficiency of the ships to produce cost savings and to reduce carbon emissions. This is the first in the series of articles which would focus on various aspects of energy auditing process on ships.
There are several important aspects of the duties of second engineer as he is someone who s in charge of all the operations of the engine room. In this series of articles, we will be discussing an important aspect of the engine room – pipes and bends. This is the first part of an essential series for second engineers.
Auxiliary Boiler is only used in port and the exhaust Boiler caters for all heating and steam needs while at sea. Generally if the burner routines are carried out religiously and the filters are cleaned, there is no major maintenance or routine that needs to be done. Find out what to do when flame failure and fuel pump tripping in marine auxiliary boilers occur.
Slow steaming has been adopted by majority of companies and ship owners in order to survive in these tough times of rising fuel prices and financial recession. In this article, Chief Engineer Mohit Sanguri explains various factors which would concern a ship’s chief engineer while adopting slow steaming of the ship.