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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the heat and humidity is like in a typical engine room. It is to my awareness that it is extremely hot but is it humid? Are all parts of the engine room overly hot?

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    Re: Engine Room

    The humidity is entirely dependent on the humidity outside; most ERs are equipped with large capacity forced-draft ventilation which blows large amounts of air into the ER. Hot/sticky outside = hot/sticky inside. This is why right-thinking ER staff lurk in the ECR drinking tea in airconditioned luxury playing minesweeper when not doing something useful*.


    *Looking busy with a rag and a sounding tape.
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    • #3
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      He He @ Penfold

      Engine rooms run about 10-20 degrees hotter than the ambient sea temperature, last trip we where logging 40 degrees in the ER though (even after 2 years looking) we cannt find where the probe is hidden!

      Humidity is the same as ambient and as such will depend where inthe world you are.

      Some places are hotter then others,
      Purifier Rooms and Fuel Handling / treatment rooms tend to be the hottest spots, Hanging round the exhaust up takes/ boilers and economisers are likewise pretty warm places to lurk.

      "Most" ships have air con in the workshop but how effective it is depends on numerous factors,same goes for the control room.

      I have sailed on ships where the purifier room had all the fule heater, oil heaters and some other stuff in it AND sat on top of a sludge tank just in case it was hot enough, it also only had bare minimum ventilation, bloody hot place that was..... oh happy days
      Trust me I'm a Chief.

      Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
      Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
      No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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      • #4
        Re: Engine Room

        Is the heat at times unbearable? Or do you enjoy it most of the time?

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        • #5
          Re: Engine Room

          If it's that bad we change wokring hours and take more little breaks during working hours, it's just heat, never really have an opinion on it's bearablilty or otherwise tbh
          Trust me I'm a Chief.

          Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
          Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
          No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


          Twitter:- @DeeChief

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          • #6
            Re: Engine Room

            what about the deck. I heard it can get too comfortable up there lol

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            • #7
              Re: Engine Room

              When you have to do a six hour cargo watch in the snow and bitter driving wind thats so cold that you have to wear three pairs of socks, two thermal boilersuits and five hats under your helmet, then you will be begging to go down into the hot and humid engine room!

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              • #8
                Re: Engine Room

                Theyre not overly hot when you're used to it. But, for a deck guy the heat can seem a little stronger. The worst temperature i seen was closing in on around 60 degrees c but that was a bad day in dubai!

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