The main purpose of refractory material that is used inside a marine boiler is to contain the heat generated by burning of the fuel in the furnace and to minimize heat losses from the furnace.
Marine boiler is an important machinery on board ships. Let’s take a look as to how a marine boiler is chosen and its capacity estimated while designing a ship.
The function of a fin stabilizer, found at the bottom part of the ship’s hull, is to provide resistance to the excess rolling of ship in either direction.
LNG is growing in popularity as a marine fuel. Let’s take a look at some of the major LNG vessels and projects, either launched or under development.
Learn about ten important performance enhancing tips, which are often ignored by engineers while operating oily water separator on board ships.
Learn how different methods and arrangements that are used to supply fresh charge air to marine diesel engines have changed over the years.
Working in the maritime industry, we all know that planning and carrying out regular equipment maintenance is better than no-maintenance at all. But does that mean we would have to only rely on the planned or the periodic maintenance system that has been followed commonly by the whole fraternity.
Learn about eight important points that must be considered while carrying out inspection and maintenance of ship’s engine room crane.
Learn about the various properties and requirements considered while constructing membrane type tanks for transportation of LNG Cargo on ships.
During dry dock, the ship’s stern tube is opened up for inspection of the seals, the stern cylinder, and the shaft. Learn about the procedure for performing ship’s stern tube integrity test in the dry dock.
Emergency generator is an important backup power source on board ships. Learn some essential maintenance points that must be followed while carrying on maintenance of emergency generators on ship.
Learn about important things ship’s engineers must check while inspecting marine engine bedplate in ship’s engine room.
Reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions are two of the main concerns of shipping industry today. Take a look at some of the most commonly used methods for enhancing ship’s fuel efficiency.
Checkout our new four part series of digital guides on marine boilers. These four ebooks are loaded with practical and to-the-point information on construction, operation and maintenance of marine boilers.
Regular inspection and maintenance of external and moving parts of windlass is necessary for smooth operation. Learn some important points for windlass maintenance on ships.
The hyper mist or high pressure fog fire fighting system is installed for all important ship’s machinery systems in the engine room. Find out more about the working of the system inside the article.
Marine Insight asked Mr. Gianluca Marucci, Castrol Global Technical Services Director about what the industry needs to be aware of regarding associated implications of meeting ECA compliance effectively.
Learn some not-so-commonly-known features of marine generators and some overlooked but important points that are not commonly discussed or taught in training sessions or marine engineering books.
Learn about 20 possible causes that can lead to reduction of power output and performance of auxiliary engines on board ships.
In 2014, the maritime industry saw the launching of some of the most interesting vessels ever made. Take a look at the important and noteworthy launches of the maritime industry in the article inside.
Learn about the hull painting procedure of ships in the dry dock in our new ebook, written by senior marine engineer and superintendent Mr. S. N. Batra. Get the ebook for 60% OFF under our special introductory offer available only for the next 7 days. Know more inside.
From 1st January 2015 onwards, ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will have to use fuel which does not contain more than 0.10% of sulphur. Download this ebook to prepare yourself for the upcoming ECA regulation.
Making a decision on reusing or replacement of an engine’s connecting rod is a critical one that has to be made by the ships’ engineer. Learn important points that can help you make a wise decision.
Advancement in the field of naval architecture and ship design has led to the creation of some of the greatest ships maritime industry has ever seen. Learn about seven such amazing vessels mentioned in this article.