Naval Mechanical Engineering

Gas Turbine Propulsion, Auxiliary, and Engineering Support Systems

by Tanya Zapata



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/25/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781728324173
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781728324166

About the Book

Naval Mechanical Engineering: Gas Turbine Propulsion, Auxiliary, and Engineering Support Systems is a technical publication for professional engineers to assist in understanding various ships auxiliary systems. You will learn how they are applied to the overall propulsion plant and how the pumps and valves are used in the systems. Since the auxiliary systems vary between ship types, you will learn the systems in general terms. The maintenance and upkeep of the auxiliary systems are extremely important since, without them, the main engines would not be able to operate. You will be presented with some of the various factors that affect gas turbine performance, procedures for engine changeout, and power train inspection. In conclusion, you will learn a few of the maintenance, operating problems, and repair of pneumatic systems, low-pressure air compressors (LPAC), hydraulic systems, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and purifiers. Proper maintenance or repair work consists of problem diagnosis, disassembly, measurements, corrections of problems, and reassembly. Use of proper tools, knowledge of the construction of equipment, proper work site management, and cleanliness are keys to successful maintenance and repair work.

About the Author

Tanya D. Zapata is a highly skilled technical manager with over fifteen years of naval mechanical engineering experience. She has served onboard the USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) in capacity of Leading Chief Petty Officer, Engineering Training Team, and served on shore at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) where she became the first female Gas Turbine Shop Team Leader to change out gas turbine engines and generators while earning a prestigious Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) program special classification code; while at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, the world's largest naval base. She has trained hundreds of Gas Turbine System Technicians (Mechanical) to operate, repair and perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on mechanical components of gas turbine engines, shafts and controllable pitch propellers, main propulsion machinery including gears; and assigned auxiliary equipment and propulsion control systems. She is a qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) on gas turbine engineering plants.