Practical Marine Electrical Knowledge, Fourth Edition (eBook)

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December 2019

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Practical Marine Electrical Knowledge, Fourth Edition (eBook)

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This publication is a guide to the various electrical applications and systems that can be found on board ship. It is designed to assist in fulfilling the STCW requirements for management and operational level endorsements.

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This guide to onboard electrical applications and systems is designed to help provide the knowledge required to fulfil STCW requirements for management and operational level endorsements. Its contents include:


  • Details of the operating principles and safe working practice of onboard electrical systems
  • troubleshooting of common problems and faults
  • descriptions of ancillary electrical systems, including information on battery support and maintenance.
  • electric propulsion and high voltage, including safety procedures and testing methods.



Chapter One: Ships’ Electrical Systems, Safety and Maintenance


Chapter Two: Electrical Distribution


Chapter Three: Generators and Main Circuit Breakers


Chapter Four: Motors and Starters


Chapter Five: Ancillary Electrical Services


Chapter Six: Special Electrical Practice for Hazardous Atmospheres


Chapter Seven: Survey Requirements


Chapter Eight: Electric Propulsion and High Voltage


Chapter Nine: Programmable Logic Controllers


Appendix 1: COSWP Permits to Work


Appendix 2: Electrical Diagram Symbols





This book’s objective is to help marine and electrical engineers acquire the knowledge required by STCW for management and operational level endorsements and become more familiar with various electrical applications that can be found on board ship.


The systems are explained in terms of their operating principles and safe working practices. The type and significance of various electrical appliances, circuits and faults are considered and a common troubleshooting practice is examined.


A wide range of onboard ancillary electrical services are described, along with detailed information on battery support, care and maintenance.


The application and operating principles of electrical propulsion are examined, as well as high voltage practice, safety procedures and testing methods.


This book will be helpful to management and operational level marine engineers, electrical engineers and electricians, as well as students currently studying marine and electrical engineering.

Dennis T. Hall

Dennis Hall was an experienced mariner, he trained in shipbuilding and worked as an Electrical Officer, before going on to carry out design and inspection work for large power industrial electrical systems around the world. He was also a lecturer and Head of Electrical Power Systems at South Tyneside College.


Witherbys titles are developed using scripts developed by technical experts that are peer reviewed within work groups. Typically, they seek to improve understanding of the regulations, recommendations and guidelines issued by Industry.

Witherbys staff have significant expertise in the fields of navigation and hazardous cargoes as well as in the presentation of complex subjects in a graphic and easy to understand manner.

Title: Practical Marine Electrical Knowledge, Fourth Edition (eBook)
Edition: Fourth
Product Code: WS1676EA
Published Date: December 2019
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 215 mm
Book Spine: 16 mm
Author: Dennis Hall

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