Changing over of fuel oils in ship’s main engine and generator is important to keep a check on NOx and SOx emissions while entering Emission control areas (ECA) as mentioned under MARPOL Annex VI- Prevention of air pollution by ships. Find out more about the changing over procedures of fuel on ship’s marine engine and generator.
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.
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.
The efficiency of the overall ship depends a lot on the efficiency of the engine running in its engine room. One of the important factors to ensure efficiency of marine engines is to control the power produced from each of its cylinder. Find out how power balancing helps to solve this problem and what you should be careful about while carrying out this process