Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems module 3 System Engineering

The training series Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems covers the main aspects of marine auxiliary systems on board of vessels or offshore platforms. During four modules the participants are given an overview of the main auxiliary systems, their main components, the fundamental working principles and the design aspects & considerations. The theory is practised by means of exercises during the modules. Each module can be followed separately, but combined they provide the participant a complete overview of and the in-depth knowledge required to design all marine auxiliary systems. Thanks to its international setting, the course offers companies in the maritime cluster an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and to network with colleagues, clients and/or suppliers. This will enable them to enhance their positioning as a partner in the shipbuilding process Module 3 intends to enable the engineer to perform all calculations needed for a good system performance. The module includes both lectures and practical exercises.

Provider Netherlands Maritime Technology
Skill Technical
Target audience This module is of interest to yard system designers, owners’ technical personnel and project engineers of component suppliers.
Delivery method Classroom based (Theoretical introductions will be alternated with practical exercises)
Course duration 2 days (16 hours)
Course location Netherlands Maritime Technology – Boompjes 40 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Number of trainers 2
Number of participants Minimum 12- maximum 20
Pre-requisites BSc/BEng
Available languages English
Rate €1000,- (members NMT) / € 1.250,- (non-member NMT), excluding VAT
Learning objectives

This module is of interest to yard system designers, owners’ technical personnel and project engineers of component suppliers.   

Course Set Up
  • Fluid mechanics
    - Bernoulli
    - Resistance calculations
    - Moody diagram
    - Incompressible fluids
    - Ideal and perfect liquids
  • Pipe flow systems
    - Pump pressure rise and pressure head
    - System impedance
    - Balance between pump pressure rise and system impedance
    - Open systems
    - Pumping from and to the sea
    - Closed systems
    - Pressure along the line
    - Suction limitations
    - Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), available and required
    - Operating point
    - Series and parallel operation of pumps and system branches
    - Flow control
  • Cooling and heating systems
    - Performance of heat exchangers in design and off-design condition
  • 100% course attendance and active participation will lead to the “Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems module 3”-certificate
  • This certificate has no expiry date
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