This marine automation course will give trainees basic knowledge, understanding and proficiency necessary to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair various control systems, electrical motor control devices onboard ships equipped with modern systems and electrical control equipment.

This marine automation system course provides knowledge based on written evaluation and skills-based assessment of trainee’s performance through appropriate practical laboratory exercises.

CONTENT: This marine control systems training covers the basic principles of process control, Automation, Marine control systems, electrical safety procedures, theory and application of electricity, electrical machines, types of conductors and insulators, troubleshooting and testing of electrical and electronic components and devices. It is designed to maximize the practical aspects of the work carried out on board ships with the use of appropriate laboratory equipment and exercises.

OBJECTIVES: After successful completion of the course, the trainees will be able to:

  • explain the principles of automation and practical application onboard;
  • describe the basic principles of measurements and application on board;
  • maintain and troubleshoot typical marine control systems;
  • apply electrical safety procedures;
  • demonstrate safety procedures in using electrical measuring instruments;
  • identify and explain the functions of different electrical / electronic parameters;
  • identify different electrical / electronic components, symbols and diagrams as per ANSI / DIN standards;
  • interpret different types of electrical circuits;
  • identify various types of electrical control devices and circuit protection;
  • understand the construction, operation    and    application of      motors, generators and transformers;
  • assemble, disassemble and understand the proper connection of motors;
  • enhance the understanding of the basic principles and operation of electrical motor control;
  • identify different types of devices used in motor control;
  • identify and interpret different types of electrical diagrams, symbols and specifications;
  • explain the application and difference between the Full Voltage Starting and the Reduced Voltage Starting;
  • describe, construct and discuss the principles and operations of different types of motor starter’s circuits and their protections;
  • improve the ability in maintaining and fault finding of electrical equipment on board ships that provides safe and efficient operation;
  • explain the basic components of PLC;
  • implement wiring of input and output devices into the PLC;
  • explain and implement programmes using timer and counter functions;
  • implement sequential control and troubleshooting.