Turbocharger surging is a phenomenon which reduces the efficiency and working output of a main engine’s turbocharger on a ship. Read inside to find out about turbocharger surging.
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.
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.
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 […]
For preventing impurities from entering in any system & machinery on board ship, filters and strainers are fitted which help in removing contamination from the system.
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 […]
In this article we will learn as to what it takes for efficient running of an air compressor on a ship.
The refrigeration plant is an important system on the ship which needs to be charged with refrigerant gas at regular intervals of time. In this article we explain how to charge refrigeration plant on ships using gas charging method.