This article throws light on the compressed air line of a ship in general, its important components and working.
Want to know about the construction, working, and maintenance of air compressors used on ships? This ultimate guide to air compressors on ships provides all the details marine engineers would need to run compressors efficiently on ships.
Clearance volume or bumping clearance is the space between the top of the piston and the cylinder head of an air compressor. This clearance is an important aspect of the compressors and should be as less as practically possible to improve the volumetric efficiency of the compressor. The clearance volume should not be too less…
Air compressors on a ship require special attention and care for their smooth running. It is only through routine maintenance and checkups that you can expect smooth and efficient running of the compressors. However, compressor is a peculiar equipment which tends to get some or the other problem while working. In this article, we will…
Every Air compressor on a ship is fitted with several safety features to avoid abnormal and dangerous operational errors of the equipment. If safety, alarms and trips are not present on the air compressor, abnormal operation may lead to breakdown of the compressor and may also injure a person working on or around it.
Air compressor is one such machinery in the ship’s engine room which requires constant monitoring, checks and maintenance. Learn about five most common problems seen in the compressor which marine engineers on board ships must know.
Certain steps and systematic procedure need to be followed in order to start or stop an air compressor on a ship. In this article, we will learn how to start and stop an air compressor and also find out checks that are need to be made before starting the air compressor and also during its operation.
Starting air line explosion is one of the several reasons for fire in the main propulsion system of the ship’s engine. Find out how to prevent starting air line explosion on ships inside the article.
To learn more about air compressor it is important that you know the different parts of the air compressor. Read inside the article to know more about the different parts of a marine air compressor.
A breathing air compressor is used to fill up the oxygen bottles used for fire fighting or entering enclosed spaces. The breathing air compressors, as they are known, needs to be operated in a special way. They are smaller than the conventional compressors found on ship.