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Operation of Oil Burner

The oil burner consists of a forced draught fan oil pump and nozzles. Depending on the number of nozzles, the burner is designated as a single stage or two stage or multi-stage burner.The fuel oil pump boosts the pressure of... Continue Reading →

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STEAM SYSTEM

Steam is used on ships for the following purposes: As working medium for driving steam turbines where steam turbines are used for propulsion. For heating of fuel oil (oh high viscosity) in tanks to reduce viscosity. For geysers in accommodation... Continue Reading →

Sea Trials

After all the systems are erected on the ship and when the ship is ready for delivery to owners, sea trials are to be carried out for the vessel. To test all systems at their full capacity and to confirm that the... Continue Reading →

Interpreting the Lines Plan

So what can you figure out from the image given below?   At first sight, it may seem to you like modern art, but before you conclude this let's try and break up the drawing in smaller parts. Profile or... Continue Reading →

Tonnage & Displacement

Tonnage refers to the volume and there are a few types of tonnage that you will come across frequently. GROSS TONNAGE Gross Tonnage is indicative of the total volume of the  of a ship and may be often used in reference to... Continue Reading →

Load Lines

Load line is a special marking, positioned at mid ship which indicates how much of the ship is underwater (also known as, draught of the vessel) and the maximum permitted limit in waters with different densities. The density of water... Continue Reading →

Ship terms

  RISE OF FLOOR Rise of floor is the rise of the bottom shell plating above the horizontal base line, measured at the ship’s side. The objective is to provide for the drainage of liquids to the ship’s centerline.  ... Continue Reading →

Lets get started!

To understand the world of ships you first need to get acquainted with a some of the big and popular names that you will come across frequently. So let's not waste any more time and let's jump right into knowing... Continue Reading →

Why do Ships float?

Why do ships float? If this question bothers you don't worry you are not alone, many others have been baffled by this very question. So lets take a deeper look to understand... When an object is placed in water it... Continue Reading →

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