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.
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…
Blackout is that situation on the ship which everyone is afraid of. The articles explains what are the first steps that should be taken into consideration during a blackout on a ship.
Ship is a floating city which requires power or electricity for several of its functions. In this article we will learn as to how power is generated and supplied on a ship.
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.
Handling emergency generator on board ships can be a bit tricky and complicated. Read this fifteen pro tips for a smoother emergency generator operation.