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Marine Engineering Books

General Engineering Knowledge - This new edition has been extensively updated to include the latest equipment, practices and trends in marine engineering, as well as incorporating the 2010 Manila Amendments, particularly relating to Management. Accessibly written and clearly illustrated, this book is the core guide focusing on the knowledge needed for passing the engineering certificate of Competency (CoC) examinations.


Motor Engineering Knowledge - Developed to compliment Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge), this indispensable book comprehensively covers the motor engineering syllabus for marine engineering officer cadets.  Starting with the theoretical and practical thermodynamic operating cycles, the book is structured to give a description of the engines and components used to extract energy from fossil fuels and achieve high levels of efficiency.


Introduction to Naval Architecture - Written by an award-winning naval architecture author and former vice-president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the fifth edition of Introduction to Naval Architecture has been fully updated to take in advances in the field and is ideal both for those approaching the subject for the first time and those looking to update or refresh their knowledge on areas outside of their direct expertise. 


Ship Construction - Ship Construction is the market leading text for the professional shipbuilding and naval architecture sector. Acting as both a reference on the latest developments in construction techniques, safety and shipyard practice for professionals and a comprehensive text for students of naval architecture, the book covers the complete construction process, from ship specification to competed vessel.


Ship Construction - This textbook covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as Undergraduate students studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. It is complementary to Volume 4 (Naval Architecture) and Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge). Importantly, this new edition contains up-to-date information on modern shipyards, dry-docking procedures and methods of construction. 


Introduction to Marine Engineering - This second edition deals comprehensively with all aspects of a ship's machinery from propulsion and steering to deck machinery and electrical equipment with a strong emphasis upon correct and safe procedures. Material has been added and revised to reflect the greater weight now being placed upon the cost-effective operation of ships; in terms of greater equipment reliability, more fuel-efficient engines, the ever-increasing shift towards automatically operated machinery, and the need for fewer engineering crew. 


General Engineering Knowledge - This book covers the general engineering knowledge required by candidates for the Department of Transport's Certificates of Competency in Marine Engineering, Class One and Class Two. The text is updated throughout in this third edition, and new chapters have been added on production of fresh water and on noise and vibration. Reference is also provided to up-to-date papers and official publications on specialized topics.


Marine Auxiliary Machinery - The seventh edition of this classic marine textbook is now available for the first time in paperback. This highly respected book instructs both students and sea-going engineers in the operation, care and maintenance of the auxiliary machinery and apparatus on board ship and is essential reading for marine engineers preparing for British Certificates of Competency examinations, US Licenses and similar qualifications elsewhere.


Lamb's Questions and Answers on the Marine Diesel Engine - is a comprehensive reference book for Marine Engineers and all seekeing a working knowledge of the marine diesel engine. This fully revised eighth edition has been completely rewritten. New coverage includes super-longstroke and slow-speed engines, and a new generation of medium-speed engines burning lower quality fuels. New purifier systems for fuel treatment, and the testing of fuel and lubrication oils on board ship are also discussed.


Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines - Since its first appearance in 1950, it has served seagoing engineers, students of the Certificates of Competency examinations and the marine engineering industry throughout the world. Each new edition has noted the changes in engine design and the influence of new technology and economic needs on the marine diesel engine. 


Marine Electrical Equipment & Practice - Caters for marine engineer candidates for Department of Transport Certification as Marine Engineer Class One and Class Two. It covers the various items of ships' electrical equipment and explains operating principles.


Marine Boilers - the aim of this revised book is to provide practical information on boilers and their associated equipment, as used at sea on steam and motor vessels. The typical examination questions posed and answered are intended as examples to help the prospective candidate to qualify as a marine engineer officer. It includes information on welded boilers and various types of water tube boiler, and instructions on how to deal with the rotary air heater, water level alarm and consolidated type safety valve as well as notes on hydraulic testing and various aspects of survey, maintenance and operational problems.


Reeds Vol 6: Basic Electrotechnol (Reed's Marine Engineering) - Reed’s sixth volume of marine engineering series deals with electrotechnology and electrical engineering principles of the ship. A step-by-step solution of a variety of electrical systems is provided in an easy to understand format. This book should be with every marine engineer going to the sea.


Practical Marine Electrical Knowledge - Explanation of the ship's electrical system, including the generation plant, switchboards and distribution network. Provides correct operation, safety, testing, UMS requirements and standards for Class Surveys. This book explains a ship's electrical system, including its generation plant, switchboards and distribution network. Electrical safety and safe working practice is stressed throughout with the significance of circuit faults and the various forms of protective switchgear fully discussed. 


Notes on Instrumentation and Control (Marine engineering) - This revised text, aimed at candidates taking certification as marine engineers on merchant ships, covers contemporary instruments and systems.


Instrumentation and Control Systems - In a clear and readable style, Bill Bolton addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. Unlike the majority of books in this field, only a minimal prior knowledge of mathematical methods is assumed. The book focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form, complimented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. 


Heating Boiler Operator's Manual - Both a valuable on-the-job tool and a licensing exam study guide, the Heating Boiler Operator's Manual offers boiler professionals a clear, straightforward account of cutting-edge methods for the operation, maintenance, and repair of today's heating boilers. This essential reference provides everything needed to keep boilers used for steam heating, hot water heating, and hot water supply in peak condition.


Introduction to Naval Architecture: Formerly Muckle's Naval Architecture for Marine Engineers - The fundamental characteristics of a ship's design, and how they affect its behavior at sea are of crucial importance to many people involved in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all marine vessels. Naval architects and those working in ship design need to understand these principles in depth. Marine engineers must likewise recognize the degree to which their activities are influenced and bounded by these principles.


Mathematics for Marine Engineers - This exciting new edition covers the core subject areas of arithmetic, algebra, mensuration in 2D and 3D, trigonometry and geometry, graphs, calculus and statistics and probability for Marine Engineering students for the Merchant Navy OOW qualification.  Initial examples have been designed purely to practice mathematical technique and, once these skills have been mastered, further examples focus on engineering situations where the appropriate skills may be utilized.


Feed Water Systems and Treatment - Feed systems; Condensers; Extraction pumps; Air ejectors; Low temperature heat exchangers; Regenerative feed heating; Feed pumps; Feed water control systems; Feed and boiler water treatment; Application and control of treatment; Cleaning and storage of boilers; Evaporators; Index.


The Ocean Engineering Handbook - Compiled with the help of an internationally acclaimed panel of experts, the Ocean Engineering Handbook is the most complete reference available for professionals. It offers you comprehensive coverage of important areas of the theory and practice of oceanic/coastal engineering and technology. This well organized text includes five major sections: Marine Hydro Dynamics and Vehicles Control, Modeling Considerations, Position Control Systems for Offshore Vessels, Applications of Computational Intelligence in the Ocean's Environment, and Fiber Optics in Oceanographic Applications.


Marine Powering Prediction and Propulsors - This book by Professor Neil Bose is an excellent interpretation of the hydrodynamics of the prediction of ship powering performance of various types of ship propulsors. It is based on extensive studies carried out by Professor Bose and his students over the last several years at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and his long association with the Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT), National Research Council of Canada. As a result of his International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) technical committee membership, he has captured the accepted international state-of-the-art of ship powering prediction.


Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual - This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World.


Diesel Engines - This book covers diesel engine theory, technology, operation and maintenance for candidates for the Department of Transport's Certificates of Competency in Marine Engineering, Class One and Class Two. The book has been updated throughout to include new engine types and operating systems that are currently in active development or recently introduced.


Marine Electrical Practice -  5th Edition discusses the subject of marine electrical practice and takes into consideration the revolutionary changes in the field over the past 20 years. The book covers components such as generators, switchgears, rotary amplifiers, and voltage regulators; the insulation and temperature control of different machines; the distribution of electrical power; electromagnetic compatibility; and lighting. The book also contains helpful reference materials such as graphical symbols related to ship diagrams, organizations concerned with ships and shipbuilding, and units of measurement. 


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