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Diploma in Marine Auxiliary Machinery

Learn about principles and operations of auxiliary machinery and equipment used on board from this free online course.

Publisher: ADU
Diploma in Marine Auxiliary Machinery is a free online course that offers an in-depth understanding of the piping systems for ships, various pumping equipment, and the theory of compression. Learn about the different types of heat exchangers, necessary onboard, and the compressed air equipment as part of the auxiliary equipment on board. Register for this course today and improve your knowledge of the essential marine auxiliary machinery.
Diploma in Marine Auxiliary Machinery
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    10-15 Hours
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This free online course on Marine Auxiliary Machinery introduces you to the various pumping systems using extensive pipeline layouts with control valves. The course also explains the various types of heat exchangers, necessary onboard and also describes the compressed air equipment, as part of the auxiliary equipment on board. The ship is similar to a power plant with a living quarter that requires an array of pipelines carrying fuel, lubricating oil, water, steam, air, and other fluids meeting the needs of powering as well as hotel needs on a ship. Understanding of the circuitry and how the pumping systems function, aided by various types of valves in facilitating the systems' function are essential parts of knowledge for a marine engineer. This course takes a deeper look into the various piping systems onboard, the materials used for making shipboard pipes and valves, maintenance procedures and regulatory requirements involving shipboard pipelines as well as repair procedures types of shipboard valves and pipeline functions. Materials used in piping systems are discussed in great detail in this course. You will learn about the compatibility of valves with fluids in a machine system.

The heat exchangers allow heat transfer between fluids. They are used in widespread applications, such as fuel heating, domestic water heating, lubricating oil cooling, charge air cooling, and condenser cooling. In marine engineering, compressors are designed to serve the various needs using air under pressure. The various types and sizes of the compressor are available for the main air compressor, it is mostly the reciprocating tandem type that is used. Understanding the basic principles and layout including the air receivers will help you operate the air compressors efficiently. This course explains how pipes carry abrasive and corrosive fluids which are exposed to atmospheric corrosion and to general wear and tear, along with how they sometimes operate at extremely high temperatures. The course describes the regulatory requirement used in pipeline maintenance, how classification societies have specific requirements with regard to ships' piping systems that follow the general survey criteria for the rest of the ship. Furthermore, you will learn about the maintenance procedures and troubleshooting measures for valves and pipeline systems as well as the basic maintenance procedures, systems, constructional features, and principles of operation.

This free online course from Alison teaches extensively on the auxiliary machinery and equipment that are used onboard from pumping systems to compressed air equipment. The course describes the role of valves in a ship and how the purpose of all types of check valves is to allow flow in one direction only. It emphasizes the functions of a valve and the routine maintenance that take place in the valve. The course goes on to discuss the various pump concepts like the most common pump used to move large volumes of water, the centrifugal pump which is used in simple construction and operation. The course explores the classification of pumps, the principle of operation of a reciprocating pump, the constructional features of a reciprocating pump, the maintenance schedule of a reciprocating pump and how to observe the faults as well as their possible causes in a reciprocating pump. This course will be of significant interest to students, researchers, marine engineers, and anyone seeking to learn about marine equipment and maintenance procedures. Register for this course today and improve your understanding of the principles guiding marine auxiliary equipment and the workings of the relevant systems.

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