Marine Electrical Maintenance Training.

Marine electrical maintenance is both planned and reactive.

Reactive maintenance occurs when things start to go wrong.

An example of reactive maintenance, is a noisy bearing, in a marine Induction Motor.

Ships are designed to be more fault tolerant, than a shoreside electrical scheme.

This ensures that crucial systems continue to operate.

An example of a crucial system, is the ships steering gear, or communications systems.

On land, an electrical fault, will trigger an RCD, or Residual Current Device.

This is because the priority, is to preserve humans and livestock, from potential electric shock.

Things on board ships, are slightly different.

The need to keep essential systems running, means that a single fault, is allowed.

It is essential however that any fault that occurs, is quickly rectified.

A single fault within a ships electrical system, will trigger a warning, on the alarm panel.

This won’t shut down the electrical system, unless a second fault occurs.

This gives engineers, time to investigate and repair the electrical fault.

There are many reasons for electrical faults on ships, and a course is available, on marine electrical maintenance training.

There are also a number of techniques for rapid fault finding of ships electrical faults.

We offer a course.

Course Title: Marine Electrical Maintenance Training

Course Overview: The Marine Electrical Maintenance Training course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the field of electrical maintenance on marine vessels.

The course will cover a range of topics, including electrical systems, equipment, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance techniques. Participants will gain a solid foundation in marine electrical principles and acquire the necessary skills to effectively maintain and repair electrical systems on board ships.

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of marine electrical systems and their components.
  2. Identify and interpret electrical drawings, diagrams, and symbols used in marine vessels.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures and regulations related to marine electrical maintenance.
  4. Perform routine inspections and preventive maintenance on electrical systems.
  5. Troubleshoot and diagnose electrical faults using appropriate testing equipment and techniques.
  6. Repair or replace faulty electrical components, cables, and connectors.
  7. Install and commission electrical equipment in accordance with marine industry standards.
  8. Apply best practices for energy efficiency and conservation in marine electrical systems.
  9. Communicate effectively with other crew members and personnel involved in electrical maintenance activities.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Introduction to Marine Electrical Systems

  • Overview of marine electrical systems and their components
  • Types of electrical power generation on board ships
  • Electrical distribution systems and equipment
  • Electrical safety regulations and standards in the maritime industry

Day 2: Electrical Drawings and Symbols

  • Interpretation of electrical drawings, diagrams, and symbols
  • Understanding electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Identification of components and their functions
  • Use of electrical testing and measuring instruments

Day 3: Electrical Maintenance Procedures

  • Routine inspections and preventive maintenance of electrical systems
  • Cleaning, lubrication, and corrosion prevention techniques
  • Battery maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Testing and maintenance of lighting systems

Day 4: Troubleshooting and Fault Diagnosis

  • Introduction to electrical troubleshooting techniques
  • Identification and isolation of electrical faults
  • Use of diagnostic tools and equipment
  • Repair and replacement of faulty components

Day 5: Installation and Commissioning

  • Installation procedures for electrical equipment
  • Wiring practices and cable management
  • Commissioning and testing of newly installed systems
  • Energy efficiency and conservation in marine electrical systems