The Essential Marine Engine Maintenance Guide For Marine Engineers

Marine engine is the heart and the main propulsion system of the ship. It’s a massive machine which involves several parts that require equal attention.

Breakdown of the marine engine is a nightmare for marine engineers as the whole ship and its operations come to a stand-still. It is for this reason that every marine engineer needs to thoroughly understand its construction and working.

Marine Engine

To make sure that the marine engine runs smoothly, periodic routines and maintenance jobs are carried out by the marine engineers.

Below are mentioned important maintenance procedures and basic concepts for marine engines.

Basics

How main engine is fitted in the engine room?

Piston Skirt, Piston Rod and Trunk Piston

12 Terminologies Used for Power of marine engines

Types and properties of main bearings used in marine engines

Brace or strut for marine engines

General Overview of Man B & W Duel Fuel Marine Engine

Common Rail System in Marine Engines

How marine engine is protected on ships?

Types of piston rings and piston ring maintenance

Crankcase explosion

Concepts

Understanding Engine Performance

Understanding Vibrations in Marine Engines

Indicator Diagrams and different types of indicator diagram deficiencies

Breaking-in and Running-in in marine engines

Turbocharger surging

Maintenance / Troubleshooting

4 Ways to Measure Bearing Clearance of Two Stroke Marine Engines

8 Ways to Achieve Efficient Combustion in Marine Engines

Reducing Vibration of Marine Engines through Dampers and De-tuners

How to tackle low load operating condition of marine engines

How marine engine can be damaged by spark erosion?

Procedure for main engine liner for S50 MC-C Marine Engines

Procedure for removing cross head bearing of Man B & W Marine Engines

Chain tightening procedure for Man B & W marine engines

Procedure for tensioning of Jack Bolts for Marine Engine

Procedure for removing main bearing of Man B & W  MC-C Marine Engine

Ways to measure cylinder liner wear

How to prevent crankcase explosion?

Advanced reading

10 Steps to convert conventional marine propulsion engine to intelligent electronic controlled engine

Wartsila vs. Man Marine Engines – Which one is better?

Why 2 stroke marine engines are more commonly used than 4 stroke marine engines?

Most popular marine engine in the shipping industry

Intelligent marine engines

Slow steaming

Do you want to read about any specific marine engine concept/problem or maintenance procedure? Do let us know.

4 Comments

  1. Dear sir,
    I need a detail on HOW TO CHECK THE LUB OIL CUT OUT SAFETY SYSTEM IN CATERPILLAR ENGINE MODEL 3408c,
    THANKS & RGDS,
    KARTHIKEYAN.D
    MARINE ENGR

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