ship engines

New software developed to detect combustion chamber issues

NYK by combining photo data with operational data from the ship information management system, as well as engine data from an electronic checklist, developed the software to diagnose internal chamber conditions. NYK has also developed a smaller version of Kirari NINJA, which photographs smaller cylinders.

AIDAprima, AIDAperla receive software for engine maintenance

Zeppelin Power Systems announced that it has extended its agreements for AIDAprima and AIDAperla. The cruise ships’ engines will now include the software ‘Cat Asset Intelligence’. This software analyzes the operating parameters and enables a service support.

Wärtsilä eyes 15% GHG reduction from gas engines by 2020

As part of its efforts to minimize the environmental impact of its products, Finnish technology group Wärtsilä said it has set a target to cut GHG emissions from its gas engines by a massive 15% between 2015 and 2020. The first step towards reducing all emissions is to switch from diesel to gas, says Sebastiaan Bleuanus.

Lessons learned: Serious scald during routine engine inspection

The second engineer stepped off the walkway and squeezed between two cylinder head covers. His boiler suit pocket became snagged on the operating lever of a jacket water vent valve. As the lever moved, the valve opened and pressurised water, at 75ºC, was sprayed over the second engineer.

Finnish ice class rules review requirements for ships reaching age 20

TRAFI requires vessels whose keel was laid before 1 September 2003 to comply with the minimum power requirement of the current Finnish ice class rules, when they reach the age of 20. The vessel can only keep its current Baltic ice class when the installed engine power complies with the minimum requirement.

Main engine reduced to idle speed after control module failure

IMCA informed of an offshore support vessel that was underway and received the error message , after a sudden drop of starboard main engine RPM was observed. The root cause was assumed to be extremely unfavourable conditions in the engine room.

Hidden engine room hot spots

Joe Maguire, Technical Manager at the Skuld P&I Club shared best practice with respect to the continued dangers of fires which originate in the machinery space and, specifically, as a result of a flammable liquid spraying onto a hot surface.

ABS: Requirements on engine NOx emission limit for ships in China

The recent announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Transport regarding the Regulations on the Administration of Domestic Waterway Transport for Imported Ships has raised a number of questions on its impact on marine engines installed on ships navigating domestic waterways in China.

Joint industry project studies hybridization on tankers

DNV GL and French oil major Total have initiated a joint industry project in cooperation with several industry partners to explore how hybridization in tanker shipping and, specifically, auxiliary engines on small tankers, can reduce operational costs and improve environmental performance. 

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