Importance of early fault diagnosis for marine diesel engines: a case study on efficiency management and environment

Karatuğ Ç., Arslanoğlu Y.

Ships and Offshore Structures, vol.17, no.2, pp.472-480, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17445302.2020.1835077
  • Journal Name: Ships and Offshore Structures
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.472-480
  • Keywords: Efficiency management, Engine room simulator, Maintenance, Faulty operation, SHIP, RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE, SYSTEM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.The efficient management of marine vessels ensures that ships could operate smoothly and navigate at the most efficient level. Thus, the environmentally friendly voyage realises with the optimised running cost. Such a management approach could be achieved via a planned and proper maintenance strategy on the critical parts of the marine vessels’ combustion engines. Accordingly, in this study, some faults that could occur as a result of insufficient operation are combined in various scenarios and obtained results from the engine room simulator are applied in a realistic navigational route to show the results of the management performed with incorrect operations. Comparative indicator diagrams and exhaust gas outlet temperatures of the simulated scenarios are presented. As a result of the inefficient and faulty operations, in all scenarios, the amount of emission gases emitted to the atmosphere and operating expenses increase in parallel with the rise of fuel consumption.