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Maritime Equipment for System Maintenance

Learn about oil contamination and the maintenance of equipment used in maritime systems from this free online course.

Publisher: ADU
This free online course on the maintenance of maritime systems is particularly useful for marine engine engineers and technicians looking for the perfect equipment required in the proper maintenance of engines. The course takes a deep look into purification and testing of lube as well as positive displacement pumps. By the end of this course, the learner will become better equipped to carry out maintenance procedures on diesel engine systems.
Maritime Equipment for System Maintenance
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    1.5-3 Hours
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Basic mineral oils can be cleaned using a purifier with water washing. Water and solid contaminants can be removed. However, for detergent lubricating oils with low water, the clarification is preferred. As these oils contain oil-soluble detergent additives, there is a risk of emulsification during water washing. Maritime Equipment for System Maintenance is a free online course that takes a deeper look at the above, explaining how purification should be used only in consultation with an oil supplier. In this course, you will learn about the different kinds of maintenance requirements relating to the propulsion engine, auxiliary machinery, and cargo handling equipment. You will learn how the maintenance of lubricating oil occupies one of the most important roles in the maintenance of engines. You will be taken through the regular examination and testing of circulating oil in the engine system. You will also get to learn about the process of installation and post-installation which are both carried out after a major overhaul is done on a system. The course explains the types of contaminants which should be removed rapidly from a system and the oil maintenance procedures used for their removal. 

Next, you will learn about filters onboard ships and how they are provided in all ancillary systems such as cooling water, lubricating oil, fuel oil and air systems. You will get to study how filters aid the removal of foreign dirt particles and ensure the smooth flow of fluids. Gauges and meters are measuring instruments which are used for measuring parameters like pressure, temperature, the volume of flow, level measurement, speed, velocity, etc. This course describes how gauges and meters are used on shipboard to control and monitor various ship machinery’ parameters. As a marine engineer, it is important to identify symbols used to represent filters, gauges and meters. This course describes in great detail the symbols used. You will get to know more about Lubricating oil purifiers for diesel or turbine lubrication plants which are normally arranged to operate on a continuous bypass system. The course talks about the concept of representative sampling which is vital for carrying out onboard tests. You will learn how samples of oil should be taken from the main supply line just before entering into the engine because the condition of the oil being supplied to the engine is incredibly important. 

Lastly, this online course takes you through the idea behind the rotary pump which is a positive displacement pump that moves liquid by using a rotating assembly called rotors in the static casing. The pump traps liquid in its closed casing with the help of rotors and discharges a smooth flow. You will learn about the process by which a rotary pump handles almost any liquid that does not contain hard and abrasive solids, including viscous liquids. You will be introduced to the concept of self-priming and its capability in creating a high vacuum. The rotary pump consists of a static casing and one or more rotors actuated by relative rotation of the driving shaft. It does not require suction and delivery valve arrangement as in reciprocating pump. The most common rotary pump used onboard is a gear pump. This course takes you through the various classification of the rotary pump and the principles of the rotary pump code. You will learn about the static casing in a rotary pump and the main component of a rotary gear pump. This course discusses the checks to be carried out when the pump is starting, when the pump is running and when the pump is stopping. Maritime Equipment for System Maintenance is a free online course that will be of significant interest to students, researchers, maritime personnel, and anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in managing maritime systems. So, register for this course today and begin your next learning journey!

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