A most complete reference book about diesel engines!

In April 2011 the second completely revised Dutch edition was published and in July 2012 followed by the third completely revised English edition. Until now, March 2022, over 20.000 copies are used by customers as maritime academies engine manufacturers, ship companies, reconditioning industry and many other people in the field of diesel engines. Today, the third edition of the diesel engine book for ship propulsion and powerplants is available.

The third completely revised edition, published May 2017

This third edition of a three -part book on diesel engines is intended for all who work with diesel engines for maritime propulsion and power generation:

  • Maritime training institutes and maritime universities
  • Maintenance and reconditioning companies
  • Shipping companies deep-sea, inland, towage, dredging and heavy-load cargo
  • Insurance companies, classification bureaus, surveyors
  • Shipping industry suppliers, suppliers of engine parts, fuel and lubricating oil
  • Engine manufacturers and dealers
  • Power Plants

When compiling this book, a practical approach was chosen using ample authentic graphic material with detailed explanations allowing the reader to gather pertinent information without laboriously going through the main text. Important subjects: common-rail systems, emissions, materials, casting and forging of parts, vibrations, propellers, fuel problems, dual-fuel engines, reconditioning, endoscopy, regulations for testing diesel engines.

Leading companies and institutes have contributed to the realisation of this book by providing information, photographs and interviews. Ninety per cent of the more than 2700 pictures are in colour.

The three parts of 464,448 and 464 pages. 
Price of one book (three parts), 2022, € 169,72 exclusive of packing and shipping costs.

Discounts for orders over 25 books. Maritime Institutes and Technical Schools up to 20% discount. Both parts will be sealed and delivered in heavy-duty carton packaging at cost price.

Book 1

  1. The use of industrial diesel engines
  2. Classification of diesel engines
  3. Working principles of diesel engines
  4. Efficiency and losses of diesel engines
  5. Standard figures of various types of diesel engines
  6. Construction of various types of diesel engines
  7. Driving gear
  8. Fuel, fuel-line systems and fuel cleaning
  9. Fuel-injection systems
  10. Calculating fuel- and lubricating-oil consumption
  11. New fuel developments
  12. Speed control
  13. Diesel-engine starting systems
  14. Engine noise: origin and damping
  15. Vibrations and balancing

Book 3

  1. Diesel-engine manufacturers
  2. Ship propulsion
  3. Propellers
  4. Use of materials for diesel engines
  5. Casting, forging and welding engine parts
  6. Reconditioning engines and their parts
  7. Maintenance and repairs
  8. Regulations for propulsion engines, classification, repair and damage

Book 2

  1. Air supply
  2. Cooling of gas-, dual-fuel- and diesel engines
  3. Lubrication of engines
  4. Endoscopy and measurements
  5. Diesel-Power Plants
  6. Operational management and automation
  7. Auxiliary systems: fuel- and lubricating-oil separators
  8. Transmission gears, flexible couplings, vibration dampers, shafting and shaft generator drives
  9. Emissions in gas-, dual-fuel- and dieselengines
  10. Bedplates and engine alignments, gearboxes, shafts, propeller shafts and generators

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