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A One-Stop Resource for Operating Ship’s Machinery Systems

Only a marine engineer would know the importance of correct procedures that are to be followed for starting and stopping engine room machinery. Making a minor mistake or missing a major step can bring a ship and its operations at a unexpected stand-still. Checklists, procedure manuals, and company’s suggestions – are some of the many things a ship’s engineer has to keep in mind while handling ship’s machinery. Needless to say, there are high chances of missing a step or making a silly error. If you are a marine engineer, you would we well aware of such situations, especially on newly joined ships. “The Ultimate Guide to Operating Procedures for Engine Room Machinery” by Marine Insight is an extremely helpful digital guide to assist in such situations. This eBook contains step-by-step procedures for all machinery systems of the ship’s engine room.

What do we cover in these eBooks?

  • Main Engine
  • Auxiliary Engine
  • Boiler
  • Fresh Water Generator
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Oily Water Separator
  • Purifier
  • Incinerator
  • Main Air Compressor
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Emergency Generator
  • Emergency Air Compressor
  • Inert Gas Plant
  • Cargo Operated Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pump
  • Piston Pump
  • Gear and Screw Pump
  • Lobe Pump

The eBook Answers Some of the Frequently Asked Questions

  • How would you ensure that the ship’s machinery system would start effectively?
  • What is the right step-by-step procedure to start and stop any machinery system?
  • How would you prevent a black out situation on ships?
  • How to start and stop the main engine without running into any kind of trouble?
  • How to synchronize and start the auxiliary engine?
  • When and how to start the fresh water generator?
  • How to operate different types of pumps on ships?
  • How to handle emergency generator and emergency compressor?
  • How to start and stop purifier, incinerator, and oil water separator?
  • What’s the Operating procedure for inert gas plant and refrigeration plant?

Chapters in Detail

Main Engine

  • Checks and preparations to be carried out in air system prior to starting the main engine
  • Checks and preparations to be carried out in fuel system of the engine
  • Checks and preparations in the water system
  • Checks and preparations in water system
  • Checks and preparations in lube oil system
  • Starting procedure of the engine
  • Stopping procedure of the engine

Auxiliary Engine

  • Starting the auxiliary engine using PMS system
  • Manually starting of auxiliary engine
  • Automatic stopping procedure
  • Manual stopping procedure


  • Preparing the boiler for starting
  • Starting procedure of the boiler
  • Stopping procedure of the boiler
  • Important points to consider while operating the boiler

Fresh Water Generator

  • When to start the fresh water generator?
  • Steps to be taken prior to fresh water generator
  • Starting a fresh water generator
  • Starting and testing salinometer
  • Stopping the fresh water generator

Sewage treatment plant

  • Preparing to start sewage treatment plant
  • Procedure for starting the plant
  • Important checks
  • Stopping the sewage plant

Oily Water Separator

  • Important points regarding operation of oily water separator
  • Starting of oily water separator
  • Important Points to be checked
  • Stopping the oily water separator


  • Checks to be made before starting the purifier
  • Starting a purifier
  • Stopping a purifier
  • Important points to consider while handling purifiers


  • Starting procedure of incinerator
  • Stopping procedure of incinerator
  • Important checks to be made

Air Compressor

  • Points to be noted while handling an air compressor
  • Starting an air compressor
  • Stopping an air compressor

Refrigeration Plant

  • Checks to be made before starting a ship’s refrigeration plant
  • Starting procedure of refrigeration plant
  • Stopping procedure of refrigeration plant
  • Important points

Emergency Generator

  • When to use emergency generator?
  • “Battery start” procedure
  • “Hydraulic start” procedure
  • “Automatic start” procedure
  • Stopping procedure

Emergency Air Compressor

  • Starting procedure for motor driven emergency air compressor
  • Starting procedure for engine driven emergency air compressor
  • Stopping an emergency air compressor

Inert Gas Plant

  • Important points related to inert gas plants
  • Starting procedure for inert gas plant
  • Important Checks
  • Stopping procedure

Cargo Oil Pump Turbine (COPT)

  • Preparations prior to starting COPT
  • Starting COPT
  • Stopping COPT


  • Starting and stopping centrifugal pumps
  • Important points to consider while dealing with centrifugal pumps
  • Starting and stopping piston pumps
  • Starting and stopping gear pumps
  • Starting and stopping lobe pumps

Here are the 4 bonuses you get with this combo pack

Bonus 1: A Pocket Guide To Engine Room Watchkeeping on Ships

  • Familiarization
  • How to master Engine Room Watchkeeping?
  • What to check during the Watch?
  • Watch handing over procedure
  • Port arrival/departure procedure
  • Log book entries
  • How to keep your machine well?
  • How to take proper soundin
  • Major Emergencies

Bonus 2: A Pocket Guide to Fixed Fire Fighting Systems and Emergency Procedures For Ship’s Engine Room

Emergency Fire Fighting Systems:
  • Fire Hydrant System
  • Fixed Foam Fire Fighting System
  • High Pressure Water Mist System
  • Fixed CO2 Fire Fighting System
  • Quick Closing Valves
Emergency Procedures:
  • Emergency Manuevering
  • Emergency Steering
  • Blackout Situation
  • Uptake Fire
  • Oil Mist Detector
  • Flooding in Engine Room
  • Scavenge Fire

Bonus 3: A Complete Guide to Travel Safety For Seafarers

  • How seafarers should do travel planning
  • Assessing the travel risk
  • Passport and IDs – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Currency and Credit Cards – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Important Emergency Information
  • Tackling Emergency situation
  • Tips for booking hotels
  • General precautions
  • Miscelleneous travel tips
  • Resources

Bonus 4: Important Checklists for Marine Engineers

  • Engine Room Checklists
  • Emergency Checklist
  • General Safety Checklist
  • Reports

What Mariners are Saying about these eBooks?

This guide is an answer to hundreds of queries related to operating machinery received by us from marine engineers working on ships. If you are a marine engineer, this ebook would definitely help you in trying times on board. Print it and keep it as a quick reference with you all the time. – Anish Wankhede, Second Engineer, MSC
I have been working on tanker ships for past several years and sometimes it gets really difficult to understand and remember the operating procedures of machinery, especially when you are new to a ship. This eBook is a great reference for both new and experienced marine engineers working on ships. A must-have guide for all seagoing professionals.– Rishab Joshi, Third Engineer, GMC
Being a marine engineer, I know the difficulties that are faced while operating engine room machinery. We always have to be extremely careful while handling them. Thanks to this guide – we now always have a pocket book, which is not only easy to carry but also serves as a great quick reference – Mohit Kaushik, Third Engineer, Maersk Line
Only a marine engineer working on ship can understand what is it like to make a blunder and face the aftermath while operating a major machinery or handling an important operation. Save yourself from any kind of professional embarrassment on ships. This is the best pocket guide you can have to handle engine room machinery and operations. – Anil Samotra, Second Engineer, V-Ships

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