Engine types database

Jul 30, 2021 | Live Vessel Tracking

Engine types database

Download Ship Engine Database

Datalastic Ship Engine Database is the ultimate database that covers all the essential information on vessels, including one of the highly important parts that most databases in the market pass over, engine types.

Why is having vessel engine data important?

Engine types are crucial the determine the
performance, efficiency, power, and fuel consumption of ships. This makes details of a ship engine a must-know for evaluation on operating ships on any sort of water body.

What makes Datalastic engine types database unique is that it does not only focus on general information on engine types but it also matches this information with each unique ship. Every item (ship) in the database is matched with its engine type along with many other useful details. This allows viewing individual vessels by their engine types and the engine performance. So, you can use the database to determine the performance and the fuel consumption of ships.

For example, you can search for a ship by its IMO number which is assigned uniquely for each ship by the International Maritime Organization. You can then see the details of the ship such as the building year, engine designation, ship type, propulsion type and codes, engine brand, MCO and other performance details, and more. You can filter ships based on their propulsion types or the engine brand, basically any common information in the database that multiple ships may have.

Engine Types Excel Database Example

Here’s an overview to download the ship engine database with every column included in the full version. The database is a one-time purchase and comes as an Excel file. Before getting into the detail of each column, here’s a screenshot of the database so you can visualize the file:

Engine Files Excel Database Example

Get Vessel Engine Data

We had mentioned that what makes Datalastic engine types database unique is that it provides information for every registered ship separately. Once you purchase the full version and get vessel engine data, you will be able to search for a specific ship easily or filter the ships based on the features below. Here is a breakdown of all the columns of the database:

IMO Number: IMO numbers are codes that are assigned uniquely for each vessel by the “International Maritime Organization”. They sort of act as an “ID Number” for ships.

Vessel Name: Vessel names are also uniquely assigned for each ship. We often see vessel names painted on the bodies of ships to easily distinguish them.

Vessel Type Codes: These specify the type of the ship and the nature of their freight (for example, container carrier, dry cargo carrier, chemical carrier, etc.)

Trading Category Code: Indicates the trading status of the vessel.

Built Year: Specifies the year the ship was built.

GT (Gross Tonnage): Indicates the gross tonnage of the ship. Keep in mind that gross tonnage is different from measures and mass weight of the ship. It is the nonlinear measure of a measure’s internal volume.

Engine Designation: These codes (roughly) describe the engine by its fuel injection + the technology used. A full code is broken into multiple variables, each for a different feature of the engine.

Propulsion Type and Propulsion Type Code: These are abbreviations of the propulsion types of ships. Propulsion is the system or the mechanism that is used to generate the power to move a vessel across the water. There are many different propulsion systems depending on many different factors such as the energy or the machinery used such as motor, steam turbine, electric motors, diesel-electric, gas turbine, and more. Each type of propulsion system has a unique 2-letter code which all can be found in the database.

MCO (Maximum Continuous Output): This column refers to the maximum amount of power the engine can produce within safe limits, during running continuously.

MCO Unit: The energy unit of the MCO of the ship.

MCO RPM (Revolutions per Minute): The number of turns within a minute that the engine is capable of.

Engine Builder: The brand that has built the engine of the ship or the boat.

Engine Designer:  The brand that owns the design of the engine.

Engine Types Database Download Information

In this article, we had a detailed look at the information in the database and shortly explained each column. 

Click here to download ship engine database and get vessel engine data now to have the complete details for ships around the world!

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