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

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July 2012


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

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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

Boilers

Incinerators

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

Complex

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

 

Chapter 6 - Quality standards and specifications

ISO 8217

CIMAC

National specifications

 

Chapter 7 - Blending

Batch

Splash

In line

Stability

Comingling

 

Chapter 8 - Fuel storage and treatment systems onboard ship

Layout

Fuel storage

 

Chapter 9 - Fuel treatment

Separators

Purifiers

Clarifiers

Decanters

Homogenisers

Blenders

Static mixers

Cold filters

Hot filters

 

Chapter 10 - Fuel heaters

Steam heating

Thermal oil heating

Electric heating

Temperature control

Viscosity control

 

Chapter 11 - Pumps

Centrifugal

Positive displacement

 

Chapter 12 - Measurement

Level

Rate of flow meters

Volume

Mass

 

Chapter 13 - Sensitivity to fuel qualities

Storage

Other storage issues

Treatment

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

SOx

NOx

CO

CO2

PM

Exhaust scrubbers

NOx control

 

Chapter 15 - Unconventional fuels

Biodiesel

Shale oil

Liquefied natural gas

Dual fuel and gas burning engines

Liquefied petroleum gas

Coal

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)
Number of Pages: 140
Product Code: PT1010K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-908663-00-9 (9781908663009), ISBN 10: 1-908663-00-6 (1908663006)
Published Date: July 2012
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 210 mm
Book Width: 140 mm
Book Spine: 6 mm
Weight: 0.30 kg
Author: Petrospot Limited

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