Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE) is a unique phenomenon that takes place especially on gas carrier ships or ships having tanks with highly pressurized liquid cargo. BLEVE is a dangerous condition on board ships which should be avoided at any cost.
Measuring instruments and gauges are used to measure various parameters such as clearance, diameter, depth, ovality, trueness etc. These tools measure important engineering parameters which describes the condition of the working machinery. Learn about different types of mechanical tools and gauges used on ships.
HFO or Heavy fuel oil is the most prominently used fuels for propulsion of ships. Learn about important properties of HFO, difficulties that are faced while using them on board and methods used for treating them.
Learn how sludge and bilge are generated on a ship, how they are stored in tanks, what record keeping is done, and how sludge and bilges are incinerated, evaporated, or discharged.