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|
|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|
|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|
|15||Insulation and Ingress Protection||633|
|16||Electrical Propulsion Systems||661|
|19||Batteries and Battery Charging||787|
|22||Alarm Indication Systems||907|
|24||Maintenance and Troubleshooting||1017|
|Overcoming Common Difficulties in Rotating Machines||1093|
|Index of Key Words and Articles||1095|