The role of an engineer onboard a modern vessel is multifaceted and requires knowledge and application of multiple engineering disciplines. Also, almost every piece of equipment is either controlled by or fed with electrical power.
This book caters to the structured syllabi for Marine Engineering Pre-sea Students, Marine Engineers of all post-sea competency levels and Electro Technical Officers of the Merchant Navy. It can also be used as a reference book in libraries ashore and onboard ships.
Comprising of 26 chapters in simple English, it explains not only the fundamentals but also the constructional features, operating principles, maintenance procedures and rules that govern the safe operation of all important electrical systems onboard a commercial ship. Extracts from SOLAS Regulations, IACS Guidelines, Lloyd's Register, Det Norske Veritas and American Bureau of Shipping Rules, have been included with permission. Many world-class organisations and manufacturers have extended their invaluable support and enriched the content too.
The Teaching Guide at the beginning of this book suggests a standard teaching methodology. The question bank, with a total of over 1000 questions, covers all topics that have been explained. This edition also contains more than 500 relevant figures, including photographs that have been contributed by leading equipment manufacturers across the world.
About the Author
Elstan A. Fernandez, who is a specialist in Marine Control Systems, has also authored the book on Marine Electrical Technology. Having shared his experienced with The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavla, as Electrical and Laboratory Superintendent, also a Faculty in Electrical Engineering. Further he was also affiliated to Tolani Maritime Institute as senior lecturer, he was also a foreign expert to Shanghai Maritime University, China. He has the honor of being the first Indian as Resident Faculty at Merchant Marine College, SMU.
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