ME ENGINE-FAMILIARIZATION, OPERATION & TROUBLESHOOTING COURSE
The MAN “ME-B & ME-C” electronically controlled engine are the most commonly found engines on board vessels built since 2010. Besides enabling understanding of the starting, reversing and remote bridge control, the course also incorporates methods of fine tuning of the engine for fuel consumption optimization and meeting the stringent environment and NOx emission norms. (EEDI, Tier II and Tier III)
A proper understanding of the system and its functions is critical to safe and efficient Main Engine operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
The objective is to build the participant’s ability and confidence in being able to operate the system, fully understanding its capabilities and limitations and also to troubleshoot the system when required. Intensive explanation of the M/E electronic Multipurpose Controllers (MPCs), Hydraulic & Pneumatic systems, Main Operating Panel usage, Alpha lubricator system and various engine mechanical components would also be carried out. The philosophy followed with detailed explanations with one on one interaction between instructors and trainees ensures that the participants understand how to operate, adjust and troubleshoot the system. Developing an overall understanding of the system functions and the confidence to operate it & troubleshoot it.
The comprehensive slide presentations would be in line with the actual panels and systems as would be found on board. It encompasses the Engine control system (ECS), Bridge Control Panel, ECR Main Operating Panel (MOP) and Telegraph system, Cylinder Control Units (CCU), Hydraulic Cylinder Units (HCU), the Safety System Panel, Local Control Panel and UPS power system. Common troubles, and their solutions are discussed for building up confidence in tackling unwarranted situations.
Course Objective: The objective of the course is to:
- Enable the participants to comprehend the various electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and engine mechanical components and understand their co-relations and functions.
- Enable engineers to operate the control system of ‘ME-B & ME-C’ Engine & Main Operating Panels (MOP) in a correct and safe manner.
- Learn how to fine tune the ‘ME’ Engine control system for proper balancing of the engine and conforming to emission parameters. (EEDI, Tier II and Tier III) using the MOP.
- Function testing and troubleshooting logically and efficiently.
- Foster learning through sharing of experiences amongst participants.
Duration: 3 days
Suggested Target Group: Management & Operational level Engineers & Electrical Officers Course.
- Introduction to the ME-B & ME-C engine – mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electronic systems
- Hydraulic Power Supply (HPS) – Hydraulic Pumps and their controls
- Hydraulic Cylinder Unit (HCU) – FO booster, Exh valve actuator, FIVA (Fuel injection vv actuator)
- Engine control system (ECS) - Multipurpose Controllers (MPCs) and Main Operating panel (MOP)
- Operation of the ME engine thru’ the MOP’s / Various functionalities of MOP fine tuning and adjustments
- Trouble shooting of commonly occurring shipboard faults by way of hands on navigation through simulated Main Operating Panel Software
- PMI and CoCoS engine diagnostic system (EDS)