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….

Why Not Nuclear Powered Merchant Ships?
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Why Not Nuclear Powered Merchant Ships?

Atomic energy was one of the most important breakthroughs in 20th century. It gave many opportunities to the man kind, which found its use in military. Many developed countries started building its own nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines. But why not nuclear-powered merchant ships? Why nuclear-powered reactors are preferred over diesel powered engines in warships?…

How does a Ship Stabilize Itself?
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How does a Ship Stabilize Itself?

You might have often seen videos or pictures of ships tipping from one side to the other and getting destabilize while moderate waves crash against the ship. Most of the times, this is because of a failure in one of their systems, the stabilizers. We’ll find out how do these stabilizers actually balance a ship…

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…