Learn about 20 possible causes that can lead to reduction of power output and performance of auxiliary engines on board ships.
A marine Generator is one of those machines on ships that runs continuously as it has to supply power all the time. For this reason it is important to monitor the performance of the generator at regular interval of time and to keep track of it’s fuel combustion, emission and efficiency.
A ship cannot remain “Live” without a Generator – the lifeline and power production plant of the vessel. A generator on ship is a combination of two separate systems – an alternator and a prime mover whose capacity depends upon the number of machinery or power consuming items fitted on the ship.
Generator is one of the prime machinery on board a ship. Ship’s generator supplies power to all other machines and acts like the lifeline of the ship.
To eliminate the usage of independently driven generators when the ship is sailing, a shaft generator is used. Shaft generator is a clean source of power, which does not burn any fuel to generate power.
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.
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