Marine Auxiliary Systems

Introduction to Marine Auxiliary Systems We have been talking about various aspects of ships including main engines or the propulsion plant. In this section we will learn about marine auxiliary systems. As the name itself suggests, auxiliary [...]
Turbocharger Maintenance

Turbocharger Construction & Maintenance

The air required by the engine for combustion purposes is supplied by one or more turbochargers, which are located above the exhaust collection line. To prevent foreign particles from the turbochargers, protection grids are provided in the exhaust [...]
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Gas Engineer, Electrical Officer, Master, Chief Engineer and Chief Officer

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Diesel Engine Construction

In this post we will take a look at engine construction and learn about the different diesel engine parts and how they are constructed. We will take a look at 5 components in our first article to be followed by others later Sole plate and Frame Both [...]
Weather Effects on Ship Radar

Weather Effects On Radar

In this post we will learn about some of the effects that the natural weather elements can have on a ship radar Performance When radio waves pass through the atmosphere, some of their energy is lost due to absorption, scattering, diffraction, [...]
Marine Radar

How Does Marine Radar Work?

Marine radar is an instrument of perfect synchronization. It contains no calculator or computer to do its basic function. Range and bearing are obtained by the fact that each component does a specific job at the correct time. Radar Units Marine [...]
Marine Gas Turbine Engines

Marine Gas Turbine Engines

Gas turbines are used in many industries and in many technologies. They are very efficient and are used in places that need propulsion. However, we will now in this article concentrate on marine gas turbine engines. As the name itself suggests [...]

Marine Sewage Treatment Plants

Sewage treatment plant is an important installation on ships since so many crew members are on board and continuous sewage is generated due to them. This sewage cannot be directly dumped overboard but needs to be treated and this is where the [...]

Simple Centrifuge: Principle & Operations

Do you know what is a centrifuge used for on board ships? Today we will talk about a simple centrifuge used for purification of oil on board ships and other marine vessels. Of course the concept of centrifuge oil cleaning is not only used on [...]

Types of Tubes in Marine Water Tube Boilers

These days water tube boilers have nearly replaced the previously used smoke tube boilers on ships which have been shifted to auxiliary duties mostly. Let us find out about water tube boiler construction and see which all types of tubes are [...]