Ventilation of engine rooms in diesel engines ships

  • Victor Mihai “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Liliana Rusu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Adrian Presura “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: engine room ventilation, combustion air, cooling air, pressure drop, air cooling efficiency


Engines room are equipped with a ventilation system which should provide fresh air for combustion and for removing the heat radiated by main engines, auxiliary engines, boilers, generators and other hot equipment installed in compartment. The paper presents the main requirements, recommendations and challenges regarding designing and construction of the ventilation system. The principal design aspects highlighted in this material are related to reducing the pressure drop across the distribution system to reduce the energy used by the fan to blow the air inside the room and to identify the best arrangement of air distribution inlet/outlet in order to get high efficiency of the cooling air.


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How to Cite
Mihai V, Rusu L, Presura A. Ventilation of engine rooms in diesel engines ships. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 15Dec.2020 [cited 20Jan.2022];43:69-8. Available from: