This second edition deals comprehensively with all aspects of a ship’s machinery from propulsion and steering to deck machinery and electrical equipment with a strong emphasis upon correct and safe procedures.
Material has been added and revised to reflect the greater weight now being placed upon the cost-effective operation of ships; in terms of greater equipment reliability, more fuel-efficient engines, the ever-increasing shift towards automatically operated machinery, and the need for fewer engineering crew. This is an invaluable guide for professionals but equally covers the requirements for Class 4 and Class 3 Engineer’s Certificates of Competency, the first two years of the Engineer Cadet Training Scheme, and the Engineering Knowledge syllabus for the Master’s Certificate.
Student and sea-going marine engineers, deck officers and ship operators and managers.
Preface; Ships and machinery; Diesel engines; Steam turbines and gearing; Boilers; Feed systems; Pumps and pumping systems; Auxiliaries; Fuel oils, lubricating oils and their treatment; Refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation; Deck machinery and hull equipment; Shafting and propellers; Steering gear; Fire-fighting and safety; Electrical equipment; Instrumentation and control; Engineering materials; Watchkeeping and equipment operation; Appendix (SI units, engineering terms, power measurement, fuel estimation, engineering drawings);