Marine Electrical Workshop (MEW)

Electrical knowledge has traditionally been a weak area for most marine engineers. This program has been specifically developed to fill this acutely felt training need.
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Covering advanced aspects of shipboard electrical knowledge, this workshop, conducted Online, provides theoretical information.

Extensive tracing of various different types of electrical circuits of shipboard machinery is carried out. This helps the participant to gain confidence in his ability to trace complex circuits.

Course Objective:To enable the participants to:

  • understand the fundamental concepts of electrical technology.
  • recognize component symbols and their construction, functioning and applications.
  • identify symbols, trace and analyze circuit diagrams and troubleshoot electric systems logically.
  • learn through sharing of experiences amongst participants. 

Duration: 4 days

Suggested Target Group: Marine Engineers & Electrical Officers

Course Contents:


  • A.C. Fundamentals (Revision)
  • Generator construction
  • Generation of power and parallel operation of generators
  • Layout of M.S.B. and E.S.B.'s
  • Air Circuit Breaker -safeties and maintenance
  • Motors -types, construction and characteristics
  • Starters -DOL and reduced voltage starters, symbols and maintenance
  • Soft starter and Variable Frequency Drive
  • Secondary batteries -maintenance
  • Hazardous zones
  • Cathodic protection
  • Tracing various shipboard electrical circuit diagrams


  • Measuring Instruments -multimeter, tong tester, Megger etc.
  • Study of various electrical equipment -contactors, relays, timers etc.
  • Variable Frequency Drive and Soft starter
  • Troubleshooting on different types of starters-DOL / star-delta / reversible /auto change-over etc.