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Introduction to Marine Auxiliary Machinery

Learn about the principles and operations of pipes, fittings, and valves used on board ships from in free online course.

Publisher: ADU
Introduction to Marine Auxiliary Machinery is a free online course that offers an in-depth understanding of the piping systems for ships, various pumping equipment, and pipeline maintenance strategies. Learn about corrosion, the different types of pipes and valves necessary onboard, along with the piping equipment as part of the auxiliary equipment on board. Register for this course today and improve your knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery.
Introduction to Marine Auxiliary Machinery
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Introduction to Marine Auxiliary Machinery is a free online course from Alison that focuses extensively on the auxiliary machinery and equipment that are used onboard from pumping systems to pipes, fittings, and valves. The course introduces you to the various piping systems used in pipeline layouts with control valves. The course also explains the various types of pipes, valves necessary onboard and also describes the schematic layouts of the pipes 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. A very important aspect of piping involves the circuitry and how the piping systems function, aided by various types of valves. These functions 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. You will be taken through the maintenance procedures, and regulatory requirements involving shipboard pipelines as well as repair procedure types. The course explains 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.

One of the common pipelines found on board a ship is the main seawater circulating system. This course does a great deal in defining the usual arrangement in seawater circulation for lubricating oil, jacket water, air cooler, and other piping systems. This course examines a phenomenon where a central cooling system, that uses distilled and treated water for direct cooling, is in turn cooled by massive amounts of seawater. This course takes you through how this is made possible by the seawater circulating pumps and the connected pipeline system. Seawater, while a good cooling fluid and available in abundance around the ship, does create a number of problems; the most important among them is its adverse corrosive property. The course explains the anodized pipelines and (sometimes even rubberized pipings) and sacrificial anodes on heat exchangers along with how they tend to provide protection against such seawater lead corrosion. You will learn the possible damages associated with the seawater, repair strategies, and the vulnerability of pipelines to be most prone to corrosion damage.

Finally, this course explains in detailed form, the various types of pipes, fittings, and valve measurements that are used onboard pipeline systems. 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. The course emphasizes the functions of a valve and the routine maintenance that take place in the valve. You will learn about the hazards involved with the construction, operation and repair of the pipelines and the measures that must be taken to prevent accidents. You will also learn how to avoid, identify and reduce potential hazards before each operation is started. The course goes on to discuss the various repair concepts including the temporary and permanent repairs procedures for pipelines. 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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