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Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder
Marine Diesel Engines Contents
- PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
- DETAILS OF OPERATION
- ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS
- TROUBLESHOOTING, PART ONE: FAILURE TO START
- TROUBLESHOOTING, PART TWO: OVERHEATING, SMOKE, LOSS OF PERFORMANCE, AND OTHER PROBLEMS
- REPAIR PROCEDURES, PART ONE: COOLING, EXHAUST, AND INJECTION SYSTEMS
- REPAIR PROCEDURES, PART TWO: DECARBONIZING
- MARINE TRANSMISSIONS
- ENGINE SELECTION AND INSTALLATION
Preface to Marine Diesel Engines PDF
Greater than ten years have gone by since I wrote the second version of this ebook. On this time, there have been vital adjustments within the diesel engine world.
Whereas prior to now such adjustments have occurred largely on account of financial and aggressive pressures, lately the motivation for change has come from what is called “know-how forcing” laws, primarily within the type of ever-tightening emissions requirements (see the Expertise Forcing Laws sidebar subsequent web page).
When such laws is first launched, many within the business argue that the brand new requirements can be inconceivable to satisfy, however in reality, as every successive deadline has approached, producers have invariably succeeded in exceeding the brand new necessities. Some will admit off the report that the legislative stress has been good for the business.
When first proposed, a lot of the tightened requirements weren’t relevant to marine engines.
However due to the comparatively small dimension of the marine market (roughly 50,000 diesel engines as much as 800 horsepower worldwide every year, versus tens of millions of engines within the automotive and trucking industries), many marine diesel engines have all the time been tailored from different functions, and to the diploma that the brand new requirements utilized to those functions, the know-how discovered its method onto boats.
From about 2004 onward, marine engines have been particularly included in each worldwide and U.S. EPA laws, with more and more stringent emissions necessities being phased in over the five-year interval from 2004 to 2009.
This has resulted in quite a few technological adjustments, most of that are invisible to boatowners, consisting of refinements in supplies and design parts which have little affect on working and upkeep practices.
As such the adjustments have had, and proceed to have, little sensible affect on most boat homeowners. The 2 notable exceptions are digital engine controls and customary rail gas injection.
Digital engine controls and customary rail gas injection are totally different, with appreciable sensible implications, so I’ve labored them each into this new version.
Even so, it’s price noting that these applied sciences have usually not but filtered all the way down to marine diesel engines under 100 hp (76 kW), and by way of the foremost gamers on this market—Volvo Penta and Yanmar—are usually not more likely to make their method into this horsepower vary anytime quickly. Thus, they are often ignored by the homeowners of most small auxiliary diesel engines.
The web results of this image is that regardless of quite a few modifications to diesel engines, so far as most boatowners with an inboard diesel engine are involved, there was little change over the previous ten years on the propulsion finish of issues.
On the transmission aspect, issues are somewhat totally different. We’ve got seen main inroads into the sailboat market by saildrives, an innovation that replaces the standard propeller shaft and shaft seal, and which consists of an inboard diesel engine related to a drive leg that passes via the underside of the boat. I take a look at saildrives in Chapter 8, Marine Transmissions.
Readers of earlier editions of this ebook will discover that lots of the illustrations have been up to date, and I’ve added a substantial variety of new ones.
I might significantly wish to thank Jan Dahlsten at Volvo Penta and Greg Eck at Yanmar for serving to me assemble this artwork.
Scattered all through the textual content are additionally quite a few small pearls of knowledge and sensible ideas provided by my readers over time—my due to all of them.
As soon as once more, it has been a pleasure to work with the crew at Worldwide Marine, particularly Molly Mulhern, Janet Robbins, and Margaret Prepare dinner.
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