GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (Machinery Spaces)

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Machinery Spaces

Machinery Space

It is a space where Machineries / Equipments are located

 

Engine Room (ER)

It is a space where almost all the Machineries / Equipments are located

 

Some Machineries / Equipments are located outside the Engine Room also

Example:

Machinery / Equipment Location
Cranes & Winches Deck
Steering Gear Steering Gear Room
Cargo Pumps Pump Room
Navigational Equipments Bridge / Wheel House

 

Location of Engine Room

Engine Room is located either at the Aft or Midship or Fwd of the ship

 

Layout of Engine Room

Engine Room consists of many levels / floors / decks / platforms

Engine Room extends right from the bottommost level (Hull) to the level of the funnel

The Various Levels / Floors / Decks / Platforms in ER are:

  • Engine Room Casing
  • Engine Room Top Deck / Platform
  • Engine Room Middle Deck / Platform
  • Engine Room Bottom Deck / Platform

  1. Engine Room Casing

It is the space on the top of the ER (i.e. top most part of the ER)

(It extends from Upper Deck Level to Boat Deck Level / Accommodation Deck level)

Machineries / Equipments that are located in ER Casing –

Auxiliary Boiler, Exhaust Gas Boiler, Ventilation Fans and the Passage/Stairway connecting the Funnel

 

  1. Engine Room Top Deck / Platform

Machineries / Equipments that are located in ER Top Deck / Platform

(Layout of ER Top Platform)

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