Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines: A Technical Introduction (2012) (eBook)

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July 2012

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Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines: A Technical Introduction (2012) (eBook)

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This publication provides a solid introduction to every aspect of burning fuel on board. It discusses the different types of diesel engine and their specific fuel requirements, quality standards and specifications, fuel treatment, blending, heating, emissions and waste heat recovery systems.

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This publication looks at emissions and how they might be controlled, and also at unconventional fuels such as biodiesel, shale oil, liquefied and compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and even coal.

Chapter 1 - Ships and fuel

The engine room

Engine room diagrams

Engine room staff


Chapter 2 - Burning fuel

Continuous combustion - oil burners

Intermittent combustion - fuel injectors


Chapter 3 - Using fuel onboard

Diesel engines

What is a `good' fuel?

Types of diesel engine

Gas turbines

Fuel cells



Inert gas generators


Chapter 4 - Waste heat recovery

Waste heat simple plant layout

Waste heat complex plant layout


Chapter 5 - Refining and types of fuel

Simple refining


What is in the fuel (and why do we need to know)?


Chapter 6 - Quality standards and specifications

ISO 8217


National specifications


Chapter 7 - Blending



In line




Chapter 8 - Fuel storage and treatment systems onboard ship


Fuel storage


Chapter 9 - Fuel treatment







Static mixers

Cold filters

Hot filters


Chapter 10 - Fuel heaters

Steam heating

Thermal oil heating

Electric heating

Temperature control

Viscosity control


Chapter 11 - Pumps


Positive displacement


Chapter 12 - Measurement


Rate of flow meters




Chapter 13 - Sensitivity to fuel qualities


Other storage issues


At the engine

Issues using distillate fuels in slow speed and medium speed engines

Issues related to change over of fuel grade


Chapter 14 - Emissions






Exhaust scrubbers

NOx control


Chapter 15 - Unconventional fuels


Shale oil

Liquefied natural gas

Dual fuel and gas burning engines

Liquefied petroleum gas


Petrospot is a dynamic independent publishing, training and events organisation focused on the maritime, energy and transportation industries.

It delivers the highest quality strategic information in the most comprehensive and convenient formats – via magazines, websites and books, or face to face in conferences, exhibitions, seminars and training courses.

Based in Oxfordshire, England, Petrospot was established in May 2003 by Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes (Managing Director). He is supported by Lesley Bankes-Hughes (Director – Publishing), and Luci Llewellyn-Jones (Director – Events).

Title: Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines: A Technical Introduction (2012) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 140
Product Code: PT1010EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-908663-00-9 (9781908663009), ISBN 10: 1-908663-00-6 (1908663006)
Published Date: July 2012
Author: Petrospot Limited

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