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…
Every Air compressor on a ship is fitted with several safety features to avoid abnormal and dangerous operational errors of the equipment. If safety, alarms and trips are not present on the air compressor, abnormal operation may lead to breakdown of the compressor and may also injure a person working on or around it.
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.
Starting air line explosion is one of the several reasons for fire in the main propulsion system of the ship’s engine. Find out how to prevent starting air line explosion on ships inside the article.
Different safety devices like HP & LP switch,relief & solenoid valve,oil differential pressure switch etc are fitted to safeguard refrigeration plant on ship.