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.
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.
Main engine and auxiliary engine are the two prime components in a ship’s engine room, on which, the entire operation of the vessel is dependent. There are several other important machineries that are necessary to support these two main components; however, one equipment without which any of the above mentioned machines cannot do away with […]
As the fuel prices go sky high, ships are using lower grades of fuel for saving its operational cost. The fuel used for burning in auxiliary engine and main propulsion plant is normally heavy fuel oil. Along with other properties, viscosity is an important property which determines the efficiency of fuel combustion and of the […]