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.
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.
Find out what spark erosion is and how it can damage the main propulsion plant of the ship.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic compounds that have high vapour pressure and low solubility in water. Learn more about VOCs inside the article.
Bow thrusters are type of propellers, which are smaller in size and which help in better maneuverability of the ships at lower speeds. They are generally used for maneuvering the vessel near the coastal waters or while entering or leaving a port.
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.
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.
Incinerator is an important machinery on board ships which needs proper inspection and maintenance at regular intervals of time. Learn about eight common problems that are found in ship’s incinerator.
Learn about the various properties and requirements considered while constructing membrane type tanks for transportation of LNG Cargo on ships.