Naval Diesel Engineering: The Fundamentals of Operation, Performance and Efficiency (Paperback)
Naval Diesel Engineering, The Fundamentals of Operation, Performance and Efficiency offers general operation principles concerning diesel engines, fuel and oil purifiers, speed controlling devices and common problems that limit engine efficiency. The reader will be able to explain the Navy Diesel Engineer's function of speed limiting devices, the operation of the fuel oil system, factors that influence engine casualties and why engine efficiency is important. The prime concern for any Navy Diesel Engineer is to keep the machinery for which responsible, operating in the most efficient manner. Knowledge of the internal combustion engine process, engine operating conditions, fuel characteristics, fuel injection and other factors provide the reader with a better understanding of engine performance. This book unpacks factors related engine combustion and how it affect diesel engines, how the importance of clean fuel can never be overstressed, and how to recognize the fundamental starting, operating, and stopping procedures used for a diesel engine under normal operating, emergency, and casualty prevention conditions. This book provides information necessary for a better understanding of how diesel engines perform with efficiency and the many factors affect it. Only practical experience will truly teach the specific details involved in maintaining any one installation. The necessity of practical experience cannot be overemphasized when learning to recognize the symptoms of troubles. You will learn basic information regarding the troubles encountered when an engine does not perform properly, and to interpret the symptoms and warnings of impending trouble. You will be able to identify the causes of excessive consumption or contamination of lube oil, fuel, or water. Knowing these symptoms and being constantly on the alert for any troubles, enables mitigation of that which causes contamination. You will be introduced to a complete understanding of fuel injection and engine control, which is necessary for Navy Diesel Engineers to operate a diesel engine in a safe and effective manner. Additionally, an emphasis has been placed on helping the reader to gain a foundational understanding for diesel engine principles and related information. This is a remarkably wise guide for those desiring to learn how Navy Diesel Engineers operate diesel engines on board United States naval vessels.