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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book by Anthony F. Molland

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Chapter 6 Marine engines and auxiliary machinery

6.1 Introduction

This Chapter provides an overview and typical examples of the main and auxiliary machinery and equipment found on ships. Machinery is often divided into the main or propulsion engines, electrical generation, systems such as electrical, piping, refrigeration and air conditioning, fire fighting and protection, deck machinery and cargo handling equipment, bow thrusters and stabilizers, instrumentation and control, safety equipment and other auxiliary machinery and equipment. The auxiliary machinery may be in support of the main propulsion engines and include heat exchangers and compressed air, or in support of ship and cargo handling such as propellers and shafting, steering gear ...

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