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 [...]
Perfect Circle Piston Rings

Perfect Circle Piston Rings

Perfect circle piston rings play a much bigger role than just being perfectly shaped and circular in an engine. The shape strength, wear and gap between the edges are all aspects that must be considered when installing new rings in to any engine. [...]

Maritime Law Information

This section deals with maritime law information and the various facets of marine regulations as applicable to ships, shipping companies and so on. We know that regulations are necessary for any activity if control and welfare of the personnel [...]

What Is IMO Number Of A Ship?

We all have heard of car registration numbers. However, very few of us know that ships have a registration number too. We will now discuss about the same. The concept of a ship’s registration number is very different from a car’s number. [...]
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 [...]

Four Stroke Cycles: Otto, Brayton, Atkinson

We learnt about the basics of heat engines in our previous post. Going further let us learn about the different types of underlying principles on which these engines are based. Firstly let us look at the four stroke cycle or the Otto cycle. Click [...]

Essential Engine Operating Directives

These directions are based on the assumption that engine works fine and has no maintenance problems and it is getting started after a long gap or a major overhaul so just follow these steps.. > Preliminaries before starting up the engine [...]

Engine Cycle Analysis

IC engines or internal combustion engines work on a thermodynamic cycle and it is utmost important for a marine engineer or any other mechanical engineer for that matter, to understand the basics of working of such a cycle. Let us learn about [...]

Wankel & Stirling Engine Basics

We learn about the 4 stroke Wankel & Stirling Engine Basics in our previous post. Today we will continue our study with engines with the study of the basics of Wankel and Stirling Engines. The Wankel Engine is named after its inventor Dr [...]

The Basics Of Heat Engines

Marine Engineers mainly work on heat engines and internal combustion engines are one of the most important types of heat engines. We are starting a series on IC or Internal Combustion engines which we will continue over time but let us start [...]