An Introduction to Scrubber Towers and Its Limitations
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An Introduction to Scrubber Towers and Its Limitations

A crude way to clean something is to wash it. This principle remains almost the same in all walks of life. If we talk about in terms of rocket science language can we wash exhaust gas? Sounds funny but we can, as after the implementation of global sulfur cap 2020 many ways were suggested and…

Alternative Fuels For Marine Applications
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Alternative Fuels For Marine Applications

Abstract This paper provides an overview of the possible alternative fuels for the shipping industry for the propulsion purpose. A whopping 80% of world trade (by volume) is handled by the maritime transport, it also approximately produces 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, while also contributing to air pollution around coastal areas and ports….

Views on RT-Flex and ME Engines
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Views on RT-Flex and ME Engines

With the advent of technology, the maritime industry is changing every day. Each and every shipowner wants to make maximum profit with minimum investment. One such investment is expenditure on fuel oil on ships. The majority of fuel oil is consumed by the Main Engine. The OEMs(e.g.- MAN B&W, Wartsila Sulzer, Mitsubishi, etc.) are trying…

Questions and Answers on Starting Systems
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Questions and Answers on Starting Systems

Below are few conceptual questions and answers on starting systems. Q1) What is starting of an engine?   Ans- Starting of an engine is the process of overcoming the rest inertia of the engine and bringing the engine to a stage where it gains the ability to burn fuel(Firing RPM). For CI engines, Firing RPM is…

Marine Fuels and Microbial Infestation in Fuels
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Marine Fuels and Microbial Infestation in Fuels

The basic definition of an internal combustion engine states that it is a component that converts chemical or fuel energy into mechanical energy. This is governed by the law of conservation of energy. This definition is well established to all kind of components which converts chemical energy to mechanical energy, from huge marine engines to…

Exhaust Gas Turbocharging System
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Exhaust Gas Turbocharging System

Construction:- The sketch shows a typical turbocharger fitted in large slow speed engines. The main parts are the turbine rotor with blades and the impeller mounted on a common shafted enclosed in a volute casing. The exhaust gas enters the water-cooled turbine casing through a grid, which prevents any broken pieces of piston ring from…