Reliability on the High Seas
A cruise ship is like a floating city with most of the necessities available on land. Of all the conveniences, electric power is mandatory and the basis for any successful holiday on such vessels. Not only on cruise ships, but also on ships of all kinds is electric power essential. These ships use different types of engines – primarily diesel engines – for both propulsion and driving generators that produce electrical power for lighting, electrical motors and various essential equipment as well communication systems on board.
The same as on land, these on-board electrical generators are subject to various mechanical, electrical and environmental forces that can affect their condition. This is especially true of the electrical insulation in generators, which progressively ages and is subject to damaging defects that can eventually lead to failure.