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Marine Electrical - Battery Maintenance and Safety Procedures

This free online course describes the performance of batteries and safety measures in marine electrical systems.

Publisher: ADU
Marine Electrical - Battery and Safety offers an in-depth understanding of batteries' types, maintenance, and proper application in marine electrical systems. Learn about the factors that increase the risks of electric shock as well as the safety management requirements of electrical systems. Register for this course today and improve your knowledge of battery maintenance and safety in marine electrical systems.
Marine Electrical - Battery Maintenance and Safety Procedures
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    4-5 Hours
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The battery is said to be the heart of any electrical system. The reason could be that you need an uninterrupted power supply for controlling electrical equipment. Hence, we use a battery as the electric power in a battery is continuously available in a storage system. Another advantage of batteries is that they are portable. Visualise a voltage cell implanted inside the heart of a human being to operate the valve continuously; this comparison can signify the importance of batteries. We begin the course by discussing electrical hazards leading to injuries such as shocks, burns, or even death. It can lead to shipboard fires, explosions, and the disabling (through blackouts) of essential equipment and services on board, compromising safety. Ensuring that the proper controls and mitigation measures are in place is critical for maintaining safe operations. Control measures need to be developed at the organizational, technical, and individual levels to be effective. Companies must ensure that control measures, work practices, and procedures are in place to eliminate electrical hazards. Although policies and procedures provide for safe working practices, the culture within the organization and onboard each ship must support the desired behaviors.

This course introduces you to the basics of batteries, their relevance to electrical systems, as well as their applications. We explain the components of batteries, such as battery cases, plates, separators, and other important features. You will learn about battery efficiency, the causes of energy loss during charging and discharging, and the methods for measuring the efficiency of a battery. We delve deeply into primary and secondary batteries with their different characteristics and relevant examples. Investigate alkaline and lead-acid batteries as secondary batteries from their properties and mechanism. Explore internal resistance, the components, and the characteristics of opposition to the flow of current within a cell. Discover the applications of different primary and secondary batteries in addition to the attributes of sealed batteries. You will also study the plate area, impurities, electrolyte level, overcharging, undercharging, temperature, and other factors together with conditions that affect battery performance. You will then analyze the terminologies and techniques associated with batteries.

This course teaches you the dangers of high voltage, defines the benchmark for a high voltage, and outlines high voltage equipment. We evaluate the factors that increase the risk of electric shock and the safety management requirements of systems. We discuss methods of rescue from electrical shocks and injuries in addition to their dangers. The course explores body impedance, the means to prevent electric shock, and the difference between a D.C and an A.C shock. Learn the essential safety measures to take when operating electrical equipment and the first aid given to a victim in an electric accident. There are standard methods of artificial respiration that you can administer to a victim of electrical shock. This course will be of significant interest to students, researchers, marine engineers, and anyone seeking to learn about the battery and safety requirements. Enrol today and improve your understanding of the principles and measures to ensure safety from electricity and the proper usage and maintenance of batteries in marine electrical systems.

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