Indicator Diagram | Its Types, Importance & Procedure

Indicator Diagram | Its Types, Importance & Procedure

An Indicator diagram is taken to access the performance of each cylinder unit for the ship’s engine. The idle diagram is then compared with the obtained one; that is taken at frequent interval. This helps us know of any deviation or irregularity in the combustion condition and its associated parameters inside the cylinder. This can … Read more Indicator Diagram | Its Types, Importance & Procedure

Common Engine Troubles In Marine Engine | Reason & Cure !

Common Engine Troubles In Marine Engine | Reason & Cure !

Who doesn’t want a trouble-free operation from its marine diesel engine; especially when a great deal of time, effort and money has been invested into it. The only stress engineers face during the watch keeping duties is to move the ship from Port A to B; without engine breakdown in between. So it becomes essential … Read more Common Engine Troubles In Marine Engine | Reason & Cure !

How To Start And Reverse The Marine Diesel Engine

How To Start And Reverse The Marine Diesel Engine

It’s not that easy to start marine diesel engine like on a push of a button in our car. Starting an marine engine require a series of checks and procedures to be followed; before the final go ahead. It’s the fuel, lube oil, starting oil, jacket water and interlocks which affects the overall starting procedure. … Read more How To Start And Reverse The Marine Diesel Engine

Ships Main Engine | Major Inspection & Overhaul

Ships Main Engine | Major Inspection & Overhaul

The marine diesel engine or ships main engine is the heart of the ship; responsible for its movement from place A to B. With all major loading and discharge schedule made in advance; any critical damage lead to huge loss of money and time. With main engine accounting more than 30% of the total machinery … Read more Ships Main Engine | Major Inspection & Overhaul

How And Why The Ship & Boats Are Reversed ? | Explained

How And Why The Ship & Boats Are Reversed ? | Explained

A ship or boat have limited maneuverability ( the ability to change direction ) with rudder and propeller. In congested waters, near port area’s and emergency condition a ship may be required to quickly move backwards. While the popular way to do is to take Williamson turn but the quickest and easiest way is to … Read more How And Why The Ship & Boats Are Reversed ? | Explained

Starting Air Distributor – Definition, Construction And Working

For an idle six cylinder engine; the injection timing of all cylinders are timed according to the firing order. For an inline six cylinder engine a firing order of 1-5-3-6-2-4 ensures; that more power is produced without putting unwanted stress and opposing forces on rotating shaft. Normally, a compressed air of 20 to 30 bar is … Read more Starting Air Distributor – Definition, Construction And Working

Why And How To Check Fuel Pump Timing in I.C Engine

fuel pump timing relation with engine performance

Have you wondered why some vehicles release visible blackish exhaust while other’s not? The darkness or blackish nature of exhaust gases depends much upon the fuel atomization and fuel pump timing. Proper injection at set point of time will lead to complete combustion producing clean exhaust gas; while any deviation in injection timing results in … Read more Why And How To Check Fuel Pump Timing in I.C Engine

How Does Flywheel Work ? – Its Function & Working Principle

Flywheel Use and Working Principle in Internal Combustion ( I.C ) Engine.

A flywheel is nothing more than a heavy mechanical device attached to the shaft to store surplus rotational energy. It acts as a rotating reservoir which store energy; when its available in abundance and release when most needed much like a battery. It has a significant weight in respect to the crankshaft assembly; and thus … Read more How Does Flywheel Work ? – Its Function & Working Principle

Scavenging In Two Stroke Engine – Types, Advantage & Use

Scavenging In Two Stroke Engine and its types

Understanding scavenging requires us to understand why we need scavenging in first place. We knew that an adequate amount of oxygen is required to start and sustain any combustion. Now since air contains 21% of oxygen; something engine needs in large amount to burn  fuels. Oxygen in form of fresh air is taken in to … Read more Scavenging In Two Stroke Engine – Types, Advantage & Use

Detailed Working of Marine Fuel Pump And Injector

Fuel pump and injector maintaince

Fuel pump and injector directly affects the performance of a marine diesel engine. The quality of combustion in an engine depends on the working of a fuel injector; which leading to proper automation and optimum injection timing. Atomization is the process of breaking fuel in very small particles so that it mix well with the … Read more Detailed Working of Marine Fuel Pump And Injector