Marine Electrical Technology


Edition: Eleventh
Pages: 1162; Chapters: 24; Figures: 600; Questions: 1050
ISBN: 9789352139514
Month and Year of Publication: Jan 2020
First Edition Published in: Aug 2002
Author: Elstan A. Fernandez (
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About the Book

The role of an engineer onboard a modern vessel is multifaceted and requires the knowledge and application of multiple engineering disciplines. Also, almost every piece of equipment is either controlled by or fed with electrical power.

This book caters to the structured curricula for Marine Engineering Pre-Sea Students, Marine Engineers of all post-sea competency levels and Electro Technical Officers of the Merchant Navy. This book can also be used as a reference material for other related courses and in libraries.

Comprising of 24 chapters in simple English, it explains not only the fundamentals but also the constructional features, operating principles, maintenance procedures and rules that govern the safe operation of all important electrical systems onboard a commercial ship.

Extracts from SOLAS Regulations, IACS Guidelines, Lloyd’s Register, Det Norske Veritas and American Bureau of Shipping Rules, have been included with permission. Many world-class organisations and manufacturers have extended their invaluable support and enriched the content too.

The Teaching Guide at the beginning of this book suggests a standard teaching methodology. The question bank, with a total of over 1000 questions, covers all topics that have been explained. This edition also contains about 600 relevant figures, including photographs that have been contributed by leading equipment manufacturers across the world.


Chapter No. Title Page No.
1  Overview of a Ship’s Electrical System 1
2  Electrical Safety 45
3  Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Areas 87
4  AC Distribution Systems 129
5  Emergency Power and Shore Supply 151
6  Isolated and Earthed Neutral Systems 181
7  Alternators 211
8  Automatic Voltage Regulators and Exciters 263
9  Fixed and Portable Instrumentation 297
10  Paralleling of Alternators 365
11  Switchboards and Switchgear 411
12  Starters for Alternating Current Motors 457
13  Fault Protection Devices 539
14  Electric Cables 613
15  Insulation and Ingress Protection 633
16  Electrical Propulsion Systems 661
17  Steering Systems 731
18  Deck Machinery 755
19  Batteries and Battery Charging 787
20  Lighting Systems 853
21  Gas Analysers 879
22  Alarm Indication Systems 907
23  Miscellaneous Systems 967
24  Maintenance and Troubleshooting 1017
 Overcoming Common Difficulties in Rotating Machines 1093
 Index of Key Words and Articles 1095
 SOLAS Key 1129


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