ship engines

WinGD: Orders highlight wider adoption of LNG

The maritime industry’s response to the call for tighter environmental regulations combined with the 2020 sulphur cap is steadily driving the industry towards dual fuel solutions, said marine technology company WinGD, announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

Main Engine Damage due to bunkered fuel quality

A General cargo ship “M” was involved in cargo operations in an Indonesian port. Charterers had arranged the vessel to receive bunkers by a local bunker barge. The barge moored alongside of the vessel for supplying the agreed amount of 155M/T of fuel oil (180cst) into No.1 & 2 F.O. tanks respectively.

Loose connecting rod assembly leads to diesel generator failure

​The US National Transportation Safety Board released its report on the diesel generator failure on board the offshore supply vessel ‘Red Dawn’, on December 13, 2017. Namely, as the ship was on its way to resupply the radar station Sea-Based X-Band Radar, its number 2 main diesel engine suffered a mechanical failure. This led to the ejection of components from the cylinder block, which destroyed the engine. 

Operation on high thermal load damages engine

The Swedish Club provides lessons learned from a machinery failure. Namely, the main engine, a six cylinder medium speed type, had serious damage and had to be renewed. Moreover, the turbo charger had to be overhauled. The engine had been operated on a high thermal load for a long time and the turbocharger efficiency had been affected by fouling.

Methane slip from LNG fueled engines

Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Chief Technology Officer at Forward Ships, talks about methane slips from LNG fueled engines. Mr. Trakakis notes that these emissions are not inherent to the natural gas. The problem lies at the applied heat cycle, making the amount of methane slip depend on the technology of each engine.

Complying with NOx Tier III standards: What you need to know

Already established measures have paved the way for a more environmental-friendly shipping. A key example is the IMO NOx Tier III limits. These limits apply to engines installed on or after 1 January 2016, that are operating in Emission Control Areas and establish a strict limit on their emissions.

Advance water-in-oil alarm developed to prevent engine issues

NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. have created an advance alarm system, able to detect anomalies on real-time, that water getting in lubricating oil cause. This alarm has already been installed on Haramachi Maru, aiming to prevent such problems and achieve preventive maintenance for the engine.

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