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by ngineer
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 4th class textbooks
Replies: 3
Views: 2897

Re: 4th class textbooks

Two books that I found useful were Marine Boilers 3rd edition by GTH Flanagan and Diesel Engines 3rd edition by AJ Wharton. Both are published by Butterworth Heinemann and are part of the "Marine Engineering" series, also referred to as the "candy series". They can be found on Am...
by ngineer
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 3rd class motor question
Replies: 2
Views: 2483

3rd class motor question

Hello all,

How can you measure the clearance volume for a cylinder of a diesel engine?

The question also asks about how one would measure the bearing clearance of the top and bottom ends of a con. rod, I have an answer for this latter part, but any insight would be appriciated.

Thanks in advance
by ngineer
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 3rds EKG-Double Bottom Tank Question
Replies: 4
Views: 6770

Re: 3rds EKG-Double Bottom Tank Question

I wondered about this same question a few weeks ago when I was studying for the 3rd class ekg. From what I understand, MARPOL states that tankers of double hull construction are to use the wing and double bottom tanks surrounding cargo tanks and pump rooms as ballast water tanks, meaning that they c...
by ngineer
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water lubricated tailshaft question
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Water lubricated tailshaft question

Just wondering,

With a tailshaft that is lined with a bronze liner, how thick does the liner have to be (for example for a shaft of 12" diameter)?

Thanks
by ngineer
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: 4th Wages
Replies: 4
Views: 4496

Re: 4th Wages

3 years ago I worked with ULS as a 4th. Take home pay used to be around $6K per month worked with normal working days of 8 hours (there was alot of overtime in there as well though). I don't recall the hourly wage, but I remember that Saturdays were time and a half, Sundays double time. Unfortunatle...
by ngineer
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: FRC course for OSV's in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

FRC course for OSV's in Canada

Hi, this is a question regarding Fast Rescue Craft training in the Offshore Industry, specifically that of eastern Canada. I took the Canadian Coast Guard in house FRC course a year or two ago, this course was called RHIOT, or Rigid Hull Inflatable Operations. In total, it was a 18 day course on ope...
by ngineer
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 3rd class GK question
Replies: 6
Views: 6840

Re: 3rd class GK question

Thanks for the info, that will be of great help!

Cheers
by ngineer
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 3rd class GK question
Replies: 6
Views: 6840

3rd class GK question

Hi, I've been going through some notes while gearing up for the 3rd class general knowledege exam, and I was hoping for some clarification on a question regarding sterntubes. How do you determine the wear down of an oil lubricated sterntube bearing, and what would a typical maximum wear down value b...
by ngineer
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 3rd class oral exam questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

3rd class oral exam questions

Hi,

I'm currently going through the examination process for a Canadian 3rd class motor certificate and I am curious about the sort of questions examiners might ask in the oral examination. Any insight would be appriciated.

Thanks

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