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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]
Classification of Chemical Tankers

Classification of Chemical Tankers

Ships that carry chemicals are known as chemical tankers and there is a system of classification in terms of type of ship. Find out how is the classification system laid out and how each chemical tanker can fit in a specific category. VN:F [...]
Kaz 2-Ghost Ship

Kaz II: Mystery of Mary Celeste Repeated

As if the ocean in itself is not mysterious enough, there are incidents which bring an eerie feeling for the huge water bodies. It is not often that a ship floating properly on the surface of the water is found totally isolated as if the crew [...]

Ranking of Flag States

Ships are the lifeline of sailors and it is vital to ensure that ships adhere to the specified safety norms and other classification standards so that both the crew and cargo being transported on them are having minimal risk. In this post we [...]

Limitations of Ship Radar: Part I

We have already taken a look at the shipborne radar in detail in some of our other postings. Though the radar is an extremely useful instrument to have on board ships and has made life really easy, there are some limitations of a radar set too. [...]