Category Archives: Fishing Vessel Engineering

Why Should I Care About Thermal Insulation?

What is High-performance Thermal Insulation? When we talk about high-performance thermal insulation, we’re talking about insulation that can stop a significant amount of heat, in a relatively small space. Not the stuff that sits in between your drywall at home, but insulation made from sheet metal, metal foil, high-performance fabrics and composites that manage heat around exhaust and after-treatment systems, turbo chargers, high-pressure oil and hydraulic lines and other high-heat areas on a vessel. Read the article here 12:01

This is very cool! 3D Printing Enables Quick Turbocharger Repair

The first 3D-printed nozzle ring for marine turbochargers has been developed using exotic super metal alloy, enables the reconstruction of worn out components for shorter repair times. According to the technology’s developer, Tru-Marine, the premature erosion of nozzle rings has been a commonly reported problem, and in such situations, spare part replacements are often unavailable and come with long lead times at high costs. Read the rest here 12:19

Marine power company’s decade-long project culminates with energy savings system launch

The major selling point? The system — using software developed by Nasa scientists — eliminates the need for the auxiliary engine — the one used to power internal operations other than propulsion — by drawing all the boat’s power from the main engine. Traditionally, the main engine only provides propulsion, Pagh said. “You want to talk about fuel savings? Turn off a motor,” Read the rest here  Another article published: February 21, 2011 11:43

Fishing Vessel Engineering: An Easy Fix For Generator Caused Electrolysis – Ten photos

easyfix 1When you run one of your generators do your L.E.D. indicator lights twinkle? Do your digital read outs jump around or other types of lights flicker? Or maybe the zinc anodes on your hull and pipes are going away very quickly near one of your gen. sets. These are all possible signs that your generator is shocking the boat. Before you call the cavalry for another expensive house call, why not pull a cover off of your generator and inspect the wiring for some easy to spot issues that could be your trouble. Read more here 11:09

Fishing Vessel Engineering – Bearing Failure On Fishing Vessels

bearing failure 3Not every day in fishing boat engineering is a good day. When an engineer working a shift at a factory has a bad day, he goes home at the end of the shift and grabs a nice cold one. When a boat engineer has a bad day, the shift seems to never end and home is a place that takes days to get to and money for refreshments requires fish in the hold to pay for them. With that in mind I hope this fishing vessel engineering article series helps some of you to make it back to the dock with enough cash to pursue whatever makes you happy. Today’s disaster is,,, Read more here  17:22