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Author Krystosik-Gromadzińska, Agata
Affiliation West Pomeranian University of Szczecin, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Transport Department of Safety and Energy Engineering
E-mail agata.krystosik@zut.edu.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.scientific-journals.eu/handle/123456789/2521
Abstract Hot surfaces in ship engine rooms are the risk objects that most frequently contribute to fire ignition. Thermography, especially when using thermal cameras, offers many advantages over more common infrared thermometers, but dedicated systems are often prohibitively expensive. An affordable hybrid approach was thus tested in this study, where a low-cost thermal camera smartphone was paired with a common infrared thermometer. Measurements were taken in situ during a sea voyage in an engine room under normal operating conditions, and the surfaces of the main engine, the generating set auxiliary engine, and the exhaust gas boiler were tested. Several areas were discovered to be well above the generally-accepted temperature limit of 220°C, primarily due to absent or poor insulation. Clear recommendations for remediation are made, and the proposed testing method offers fast, easy, effective, and affordable inspection.
Pages 21-26
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords thermal camera
Keywords fire safety
Keywords engine room
Keywords fire risk
Keywords infrared thermometers
Keywords hot surfaces
Title Affordable hybrid thermography for merchant vessel engine room fire safety
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
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Tables 1
DOI 10.17402/322
Published 2019-01-16
Accepted 2019-02-18
Recieved 2019-01-08

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