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.
There are several points to be taken into consideration when a ship is about to arrive at the port. This article presents the checklist for the arrival of ship at a port.
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.
Learn about 20 possible causes that can lead to reduction of power output and performance of auxiliary engines on board ships.
An over speed trip protects the diesel engine from sudden rise in acceleration of the engine and thus protects it from any damage. The article explains the types of over speed trips.
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.
Synchronizing generators on a ship is required to share loads and to bring them in parallel. Know the procedure for synchronizing generators on a ship.