While operating ship’s generator, a responsible officer would read the important signs that indicate major problem in the machinery. Learn ten such situations wherein the generator should be immediately stopped for checks or repairs.
This article throws light on LNG ships in general. The two most famous designs of Q-flex and TFDE LNG ships are being compared. Find out the operational advantages of tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion over diesel engine propulsion.
In order to perform slow steaming of ships, proper optimization of ship’s engine is required in order to prevent any kind of damages to the engine. Find out more about optimization of engines in the article inside.
The main engine of the ship has to perform satisfactorily and give the rated power at the rated RPM within narrow but allowable limits of temperature and pressure with correct specific fuel oil consumption. Find out how Main Engine Performance Curves are used for Economical Fuel Consumption on Ships.
VIT is used to reduce the overall fuel consumption and to achieve maximum pressure even at low load but poor maintenance and operation of VIT can reverse the result and even lead to major damage of main engine parts.
A routine maintenance has to be performed on crosshead bearing of the marine engine of the ship as per maker’s instruction. The article describes procedure for removal of crosshead bearing of a MAN MC-C engine
A chain drive is used to transmit motion from the crankshaft of the engine to the camshaft. This drive is known as timing chain and it is responsible for rotation of the camshaft which governs the fuel pump and exhaust valve timings. Find out tightening procedure for this chain inside the article.
Hybrid turbocharger is a recent innovation in the field of maritime technology. The new turbocharger not only forms an efficient waste energy recovery system but also helps in reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Breakdown of the marine engine is a nightmare for marine engineers as the whole ship and its operations come to a stand-still. It is for this reason that every marine engineer needs to thoroughly understand its construction and working. Find out essential resources for marine engine maintenance.