Fresh Water Generator – How Sea Water Is Made Drinkable !

One cannot drink water out of sea; as it dehydrates the body and cause serious medical complication. The fresh water reserves on land are limited and so are costly. A ship or cruise can only take much water it can hold from shore facilities. Not only it be uneconomical but also vary from port to […]

Cargo Oil Pump – Description, Principle & Associated Systems

A COP or cargo oil pump is an integral part of a complex cargo discharge operation. Located in the pump room, the system comprises of a number of pumps including; eductors, steam reciprocating pumps, screw pumps and centrifugal pumps working as a cargo oil pump. But the most common arrangement is the one with centrifugal […]

What is Ballasting And De-ballasting ? – Methods & Procedure

A ship moves up and down in water depending upon the amount of cargo it loads. While there is strict rules governing limits to which a ship can load; there is only a handful of guidelines for maximum permissible buoyancy. A buoyancy is the upward force that a submerged object experience; equal to the weight […]

Different Parts of Ship And Its Function | An Easy Guide

Have you wondered what ships are made of and what are the main parts of the ship? A ship is made of steel and composite material and has both visible and invisible but structural parts. While common visible parts of a ship are; rudder, anchor, bow, keel, accommodation, propeller, mast, bridge, hatch covers, and bow […]

How To Measure Wear Ring Clearance In Centrifugal Pump

You must have read or heard about the term wear ring and its implication in centrifugal pumps; over and over again in schools, colleges and online course / articles. From its vary name one can know it is something which wear off. But wait a minute; is it safe for any part in centrifugal pump […]

Engine Cooling System – Types And Their Working

You must have noticed the heat coming from an engine if you ride a motorcycle or monitored heavy / large diesel engine. Where does this heat come from? Heat is produced in cylinders during the power stroke of an engine. While most of that heat escape the cylinder in form of hot exhaust gas; some […]

Scavenging In Two Stroke Engine – Types, Advantage & Use

Understanding scavenging requires us to understand why we need scavenging in the 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 amounts to burn fuels. Oxygen in the form of fresh air is taken […]

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