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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book by Anthony F. Molland

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6.6 Auxiliary machinery and equipment

Machinery, other than the main propulsion unit, is usually called ‘auxiliary’, even though it may be in direct support of the main machinery. Typical auxiliary machinery and equipment includes feed systems, pumps and pumping, air compressors, heat exchangers, distillation equipment, oil/water separators, sewage treatment plants and incinerators. All of these items of auxiliary machinery are covered in some detail by McGeorge (1995) and Taylor (1996). This Section provides, as examples, descriptions of ship service systems, shafting and propellers and steering gears.

6.6.1 Ship service systems

Some of the equipment in the machinery space is dedicated to servicing the ship in general and providing amenities ...

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