Introduction to Marine Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408005869, 9781483102528

Introduction to Marine Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: D. A. Taylor
eBook ISBN: 9781483102528
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th February 1983
Page Count: 368
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Introduction to Marine Engineering discusses machineries and related equipment in ships. The book first gives an introduction to the kinds of ships and their machineries. The manuscript also discusses diesel engines. Gas exchange process; power measurement; compositions of two-stroke and four-stroke cycle diesel engines; starting air system; turning gear; and common marine diesel engines are described. The text also highlights steam turbines and boilers. Turbine construction, gearing, boiler arrangements, boiler operation, and coal-fired boilers are discussed. The book also looks at feed systems, pumps and pumping systems, fuel and lubricating oils and their treatment, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration. The text also describes deck machinery and hull equipment. Hydraulic systems, electrical operation, anchor and cargo handling equipment, hatch covers, bow thruster, and safety equipment are considered. The book also discusses shafting and propellers, steering gear, firefighting equipment and strategy, and safe working practices. The text further looks at electrical equipment in ships. Alternating current motors and generators, direct current generators, navigation lights, batteries, and emergency generator supply are discussed. The book is a vital source of information for those interested in marine engineering.

Table of Contents

1 Ships and Machinery

2 Diesel Engines

3 Steam Turbines and Gearing

4 Boilers

5 Feed Systems

6 Pumps and Pumping Systems

7 Auxiliaries

8 Fuel Oils, Lubricating Oils and Their Treatment

9 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Ventilation

10 Deck Machinery and Hull Equipment

11 Shafting and Propellers

12 Steering Gear

13 Fire Fighting and Safety

14 Electrical Equipment

15 Instrumentation and Control

16 Engineering Materials

17 Watchkeeping and Equipment Operation

Appendix — SI Units, Engineering Terms, Power Measurement, Fuel Consumption and Engineering Drawing



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