While operating ship’s generator, a responsible officer would read the important signs that indicate major problem in the machinery. Learn ten such situations wherein the generator should be immediately stopped for checks or repairs.
Major overhauling of ship’s generator is a tedious tasks which involves testing of various tools and parts. It is also a complicated task requiring professional skills, knowledge, and experience. Learn about the important tests carried out during major overhauling of ship’s generator.
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.
The shaft generator on a ship is an excellent example of a waste heat recovery system, which not only utilizes the waste energy from the engine but also supplies the additional work to the propeller shaft when the main engine is underperforming.
Emergency generator on ship provides power in case the main generators of the ship fails and creates a “dead or blackout condition”. According to general requirement, at least two modes of starting an emergency generator should be available. The two modes should be – battery start and hydraulic or pneumatic start. The Port state control…
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.
Maintaining continuous power on the ship is one of the most important tasks while sailing. However, sometimes accidents are inevitable and due to some reason such as breakdown of machinery, technical snag etc. there can be a power failure on the ship. In case of blackout there should be an alternate source of power available and which should come on load automatically. Alternate source of power are taken from batteries and emergency generators to provide power to critical equipments. As batteries cannot provide power for a longer period of time, emergency generators are preferred.
A ship cannot remain “Live” without a Generator – the lifeline and power production plant of the vessel. A generator on ship is a combination of two separate systems – an alternator and a prime mover whose capacity depends upon the number of machinery or power consuming items fitted on the ship.
Learn about 20 possible causes that can lead to reduction of power output and performance of auxiliary engines on board ships.