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Marine Auxiliary Machinery - Pumps, Fans, and Blowers

Learn about the principles and operations of pumps, fans, and blowers used onboard ships from this free online course.

Publisher: ADU
This free online course teaches the rudiments of marine auxiliary machinery used onboard ships. Learn about the basic principles of pumps, centrifugal fans, and axial fans in shipboard. Along with the working principles of reciprocating and rotary pumps. Get to discuss the categorization of fan blade types, blade movement, as well as troubleshooting and maintenance schemes. Register for this course today and begin your next learning journey!
Marine Auxiliary Machinery - Pumps, Fans, and Blowers
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    3-4 Hours
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This free online course on Marine Auxiliary Machinery - Pumps, Fans, and Blowers introduces you to the various pumping systems using extensive pipeline layouts with control valves. This course takes a deeper look into the various classification of pumps onboard, the materials used for making shipboard pumps, fans and blowers. Learn about maintenance procedures, and regulatory requirements involving shipboard as well as repair procedures types of shipboard pumps. Materials used in pumping systems are discussed in great detail in this course. You will learn about the difference between fans with blowers in a machine system. The rotary pumps may not have the capability of lifting a fluid from a low position. 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, fans are designed to serve the various needs using air under pressure. The various types and sizes of the blowers are available for the main air fans, it is mostly the reciprocating tandem type that is used. Gain an understanding of the basic principles and layout including the air receivers which will help operate the air pressure efficiently.

This course explains how pumps aids in carrying abrasive and corrosive fluids that are exposed to atmospheric corrosion along with general wear and tear. Learn about how the pump aids sometimes operate at extremely high temperatures. The course describes the regulatory requirement used in centrifugal and axial fan maintenance You will learn how the classification of societies have specific requirements with regard to ships' fan 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 pumps and mechanisms. You will also learn about the basic maintenance procedures, systems, constructional features, and principles of operation. This course discusses the reciprocating pump as a positive displacement pump where the fluid is displaced by the movement of the piston. You will learn about the effect of a constant volume of liquid drawn into the pump cylinder through the suction valve on the suction stroke. You will also learn about the discharge of fluids under positive pressure through the delivery valves on the discharge stroke. You will be taken through the classification of reciprocating pumps based on their working principle.

This free online course from Alison teaches extensively how devices that produce a current of air by the movement of broad surfaces can be called a fan. Fans fall under a general category of turbomachinery and have a rotating impeller at least partially encased in a stationary housing. The course describes the similarity of fans and in many respects to pumps, both are turbomachines that transfer energy to a flowing fluid. The course explains how to distinguish between fans and pumps. The course also describes in broader terms, the function of a fan and how it moves air or gas. The course will describe the role of fans in a ship and how the purpose of all types of checks is to allow proper functioning. 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. 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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