Marine Machinery, Engines & Controls

There are a number of moving parts and machines on a ship that is necessary to keep it moving. Learn about the different types of engines you will find, including main propulsion plant and auxilliary power generators. Also learn about the onboard electrical systems crucial to carrying out basic functions such as control, communication and navigation. These are all essential elements in Marine Engineering.

Piston Rings

In a marine diesel engine the piston rings play one of the most important roles in the diesel compression combustion ignition system. However, to maintain optimum compression, marine piston ring inspection and clearance checks must be carried out as per the engine manufacturers O & M Manual.