Construction of a vessel or any type of marine or offshore asset requires specific equipment that makes it fit for purpose. Equipment manufacturers go through their own design and manufacturing processes in order to supply shipbuilders and operators with components needed to complete a vessel.


Manufacturer Papers

Our Technical Library contains thousands of papers of interest to Manufacturers. Below is a sample of papers that are available for access to members by using a free download or to non-members for purchase.

Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification of Exhaust Emissions, KOKARAKIS, 2015 

Author(s): John Kokarakis Published: 10/21/2015  

CO2 Emission Reduction
- Energy EEDI indicators and EEOI
- SEEMP environmental management plan
- Market0baed measures under discussion
- Doctrine: what I not measured can’t be reduced
- European Commission, (2013), Regulation of the European parliament and of the council on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport and amending Regulation (EU) No 525/2013

An Integrated Approach to Shipboard System and Equipment Testing for Improved Maintenance Management, BLATCHLEY, 1989 

Author(s): Blatchley C; Connors J; Vecino A Published: 3/31/1989 

Today, with commercial operators required to maintain maximum vessel in-service levels and government vessel operators competing for decreasing operating funds, the management of ship maintenance and repair (M&R) has become a highly visible area which can have a significant impact on overall vessel operating costs. The era of projecting maintenance requirements and shipyard overhauls in terms of months and millions of dollars is long past…

Optimal Inspection Period for Fishing Vessel Equipment: A Cost and Downtime Model Using Delay Time

Author(s): Pillay A; Wang J; Wall A Published: 3/31/2001  

Maintenance involves planned and unplanned activities carried out to retain a system in or restore it to an acceptable state of operation. Selection of a maintenance strategy will depend on one or a combination of the following criteria: maximization of reliability, minimization of downtime, or minimization of total maintenance cost…

Design and Manufacture of a 2100 Horsepower Electric Podded Propulsion System, WAALER, 2002

Author(s): Waaler C M; Quadrini M A; Peltzer T J Published: 8/31/2002  

In January 2000, then Secretary of the Navy, Richard Danzig, heralded a new era for the U.S. Navy. He announced that the next U.S. Navy surface combatant would have an electric propulsion system. This decision opened up new opportunities for ship designers that had not been available for U.S. warship design since electric propulsion was abandoned by the U.S. Navy before World War II in favor of mechanical shafting and gear trains. The commercial community, particularly cruise ships, embraced electric propulsion many years before this announcement and is enjoying its advantages today. 

Current Practices and Future Trends in Marine Propeller Design and Manufacture, NORTON, 1988

Author(s): Norton J A; Elliott J W Published: 3/31/1988  

The design and manufacture of propellers is experiencing the impact of the same forces driving development in ship design and manufacture as a whole. The demand for larger, faster, more-efficient ships requires more sophisticated techniques for design and manufacture to ensure that these conditions are met with equipment that will function reliably through a reasonable service life. The effect of “larger and faster” on propellers is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 adapted from Wind [1] and extended to include U.S. Navy vessels and more recent constriction…

A Comparison of Three Types of Evacuation System, RE, 2007 

Author(s): Re A S; Veitch B Published: 12/31/2006  

 In the event of a marine evacuation of a ship or an offshore petroleum installation. All personnel on board must have access to an evacuation system, be able to embark and launch safely, clear the ship or installation, and survive until rescued. Further, personnel should have a reasonable expectation of avoiding harm arising from credible hazard scenarios, including those occurring in environmental conditions that can reasonably be expected to prevail during operations. As a statement of the goals of a marine evacuation system, the foregoing is realistic and reflects common sense. For it to be useful as part of a goal-based regulation framework, it must be translated into terms of expected standard of performance that are amenable to objective evaluation and that ensure the objectives are achievable.

Stability of Lifeboats, EVERETT, 1913 

Author(s): Everett H A Published: 12/31/1912 

The following presents the results of an investigation undertaken the past summer to determine the stability of several types of life boats in common use on ocean-going ships of these parts. The boats were all stock boats, new, and ready for immediate service. In its essence, the work consisted of the customary calculations for the curves of statical stability after having made inclining experiments upon each boat to determine the location of the center of gravity…