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The Learning Resource For Marine Engineers




NEWS UPDATE: marinediesels is up and Running Again!


Due to a number of emails received and because of the Colleges being closed due to lockdown I have decided to re open the website to help those who are studying at home. There are a few changes: To help with studies, the members section is now open without subscription, although past questions are now only available in book format available from the bookshop.


It may take a few days to edit and upload the pages so please bear with me.


marinediesels.co.uk deals with the construction, operation, running and maintenance of large slow speed two stroke crosshead diesel engines such as Sulzer, MAN B&W and Mitsubishi, and medium speed four stroke trunk piston diesel engines such as Wartsila, Pielstick, Sulzer, MAK etc., as found in the majority of ocean going merchant vessels. Learn about problems which can be encountered such as scavenge fires and crankcase explosions, and how to prevent them. Find out how the engine power is calculated using the Mean Indicated Pressure, discover how the engine starts using compressed air and how Turbocharging works.


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marinediesels.co.uk is constructed, maintained and operated by an ex sea going Marine Engineer who was a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and a senior lecturer at a UK Maritime Academy teaching Motor Engineering Knowledge to Chief Engineer and Degree Level.

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