Keeping Your Cargo Safe: Refrigeration Plant Maintenance On Marine Vessels

Cargo Ships

The continuous use of refrigeration plants on a marine vessel carrying perishable food makes it one of the most important systems on the ship. The refrigeration plant supplies cooling to various parts of the ship, most importantly this includes maintaining the climate conditions of whatever cargo the ship is transporting. As a lifeline for all […]

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Offshore Drilling Comes With Big Risk, Hit-or-Miss Return

Maintaining heat exchangers in offshore oils rigs can benefit the efficiency and environmental impact that is seen by the public.

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Clean HVAC Systems Prevent Virus Outbreaks on Cruise Ships

Outbreaks of viral infections on cruise ships have been appearing frequently in the headlines this year. In the first week of February 2012, approximately 500 cases of norovirus reportedly occurred on two Princess Cruise ships, according to CNN. Both ships are based in Florida. On the Ruby Princess had 92 passengers and 13 members became ill […]

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Soot Blowers Used in Shipboard Boiler Cleaning

Boiler cleaning and maintenance are always foremost in a boiler operator’s mind.  This means being fully versed in the general condition of the boiler and the way the boiler is being operated and maintained. Some of the items to consider are: have the exterior and interior surfaces of the boiler been cleaned by using boiler […]

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Shipboard Maintenance: Pressure Washing the Ship’s Main Engine & Auxiliaries

Can you see the casualty before it happens? I was once asked to survey the operational condition and readiness of a ship’s engineering and propulsion plant prior to purchase. Well, what I found was totally unacceptable! The equipment was so dirty and grimy one could barely make out the color of paint on the main […]

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