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A One-Stop Resource for marine engineers on troubleshooting Ship’s Machinery System

Marine Engineers are forced to face the most complex adversities on board ships.

Usually, the Marine engineer is responsible for lubricating oil, fuel, sewage, and cooling systems, propulsion systems, electricity generation, producing potable water, and so on. All of those duties are performed with great technical and professional precision.

Marine Engineer have to face a variety of problems and solve them with the limited resources they have with them on board ships.

Indeed, troubleshooting is part of the daily routine of the engineer and knowing what kind of methods should be used to perform troubleshooting is essential to solve problems in a neat, quick, and easy way.

It is therefore important to know the operating parameters of the machinery systems and equipment, to have the correct diagnosis and to understand what steps to take in order to resolve the problem.

What do we cover in this eBook?

  • Troubleshooting on ships
  • Dart of Vasconcelos method
  • Ishikawa diagram and how to make one
  • Benefits of using Ishikawa diagram
  • Troubleshooting based on real cases
  • The Physical principle of distillation
  • How to use a manual torque meter
  • Problems caused by water present in the oil
  • Quick closing valves (QCV) for oil ship service tanks
  • What is osmosis and reverse osmosis
  • Good practices for taking oil samples
  • Benefits of oil analysis
  • SPM Method
  • The principle of The Law of Brownian Motion
  • and much more…

About The Author

Saulo Daibes De Vasconcelos has more than ten years of experience as a Marine Engineer. Presently a Chief Engineer, he got his degree as Bachelor in Nautical Sciences at Ciaba (a Maritime University in Brazil) in Belém-2011.
In 2017, he graduated in Automation and Control Engineering at Estácio College and in 2020 he got his master’s degree in Naval Engineering, on “Vibrational Analysis of Propulsive Systems for Prior Identification of Mechanical Failures””.
During his career as a Marine Engineer, he got the opportunity to work on several kinds of vessels, from Maritime Support Vessels, Tankers Vessels, Research Vessels to Semi-Submersible Rigs and Drill Ships.

The eBook Answers Some of the Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to approach troubleshooting on ships?
  • What are the benefits of using an Ishikawa diagram?
  • What are the good practices to take lube oil sample?
  • How to use a manual torque meter?
  • Different problems related to troubleshooting and operation of Diesel engine?
  • Different problems related to engine – fuel oil system?
  • Different problems related to engine – lube oil system?
  • Different problems related to start air compressor?
  • Different problems caused by water in the oil?
  • What is SPM Method?
  • Any many more….

Index : Chapters

Here are the 5 bonuses you get with this eBook

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 sounding?
  • Major Emergencies

Bonus 2: 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
  • Miscellaneous travel tips
  • Resources

Bonus 3 : Important Checklists for Marine Engineers


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

Bonus 4: A Pocket Guide to Fixed Fire Fighting Systems and Emergency Procedures For Ship’s Engine Room

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

Bonus 5: The Most Important Engine Room Machinery Line Diagram


  • Main engine jacket cooling water system
  • Main engine cylinder lubrication
  • Main engine lube oil system
  • Sea water system
  • Sea water cooling for engines
  • Electrical supply system
  • Emergency generator system
  • Ship air con system
  • Sewage system
  • Inert gas system
  • Complete cooling water system
  • Complete fuel oil system
  • Fuel oil treatment system
  • Complete machinery air start system
  • Stern tube lube oil system
  • Electrical supply system
  • Ship refrigeration system
  • Incinerator system

Bonus 6: Lifeboat Operation and Maintenance On Ships


  • Types of lifeboats used on ships
  • Types of lifeboat release mechanisms
  • SOLAS requirements for lifeboats
  • Lifeboat equipment
  • Lifeboat engine
  • Measures to stop lifeboat accidents
  • Lifeboat checks and maintenance
  • Tests on lifeboats

What People Are Saying about the eBook?

This book is a fascinating, informative, Must-Read for anyone interested in performing troubleshooting as a Marine Engineer. The language is simple and goes straight to the point. It is capable of being read even by those whose native language is not English, since it was written taking into account the goal of being read all over the world. This book certainly will be acclaimed by its proficiency with observation, deduction and logical reasoning which borders Sherlock Holmes.
– Professor Silvio Maia,
Ciaba Maritime University
The book is a worthing reading for all mariners. It’s a true guideline made by someone who was not afraid of getting his hands dirty and has a deep technical knowledge – Ch.Eng Saulo Vasconcelos. The “Dart Vasconcelos” is a pragmatic and easy method of finding root causes aiming to sort out regular and complex issues regarding engines” environment.
– Carlos Mesquita,
Ship Captain
This great book should be called “The Marine Engineering Bible”! The way how the troubleshootings are faced are really incredible. The didatic of the author is so consistent that sometimes it seems like he is in front of you explaining the problem.
– Túlio Marinho,
Chief Marine Engineer

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