The Double Inverted Funnel for Intervention on Shipwrecks (DIFIS) is a system to fight oil spills from shipwrecks to prevent damage to marine ecosystem. The technology is developed by the MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and is based on the directives provided by the European Union.
An interface detector is an electrical instrument for detecting the boundary between oil and water. Interface detectors are a must for tanker ships according to IMO’s resolution of Marine Environment Protection Committee 5 (XIII). Learn more about interface detectors inside the article.
Many modern ships now equipped with ballast water treatment system to filter and treat ballast water as per IMO regulations. Learn about the different ballast water treatment technologies and methods that are used in these ballast water treatment plants.
Shipping containers are mainly constructed using steel, wood, aluminum etc. or by a combination of all these materials. Learn how shipping containers are made from steel sheets and wood by constructing and assembling different parts and then welding them together in this amazing video.
Marine Insight is proud to launch the new “one-of-its kind” guide – A Step-By-Step Guide to Overhauling Generators on Ships – An ultimate auxiliary engine d’carb resource for aspiring and experienced maritime professionals.
Exhaust Gas Boilers (EGF) on ships have a high risk of fire as they operate at extremely high temperature. An Exhaust Gas Boiler fire can be a caused because of a variety of reasons. Learn about the different types of Exhaust Gas Boilers (EGF) fires and how to prevent them.
A remotely operated underwater vehicle, also referred to as ROV, is an underwater vehicle which is usually tethered. The unoccupied vehicle is similar to a robot, which is fitted out with sensors and sampling tools to collect various types of data.
Wire ropes used on ships and other maritime operations need to be properly lubricated and taken care of to prevent untimely breakdown of wire ropes due to constant wear and tear.
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.
Globe valve is a type of valve most commonly used on board ships. Learn about the construction, design, and maintenance of globe valves inside the article.
Marine Insight’s eBook the Basics of Pipes and Bends on Ships provides a general overview of the different types of pipes and bends that are used extensively on board ships.
Sewage on board ships needs to be treated before it is discharged to the sea. Know about four important terms that every one dealing with sewage treatment plants on board ships must know.
Find out various opportunities for energy conservation in a marine boiler on board ship. Also, learn how to make a final boiler audit report.
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.
A variety of valves are used in the piping and machinery systems of the ship as per the need of the flow pattern of the liquid. Learn about the construction and working of gate valve in the first article of the series – Types of valves used on ships.
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.
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.
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.
Biofouling is one of the main problems faced by ships at the sea. Different types of methods are used to prevent marine growth from entering ship systems. In this article, we have described four main types of anti-fouling systems which are used on board ships.