Ship Automation for Marine Engineers and ETOs - 2nd Edition

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This publication looks in detail at the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of onboard electrical systems and appliances. It provides guidance on how to read a variety of electrical diagrams, power and control circuit construction and components, troubleshooting techniques and regular maintenance. It can be used as a comprehensive source of reference for management and operational level engineers as well as ETOs at any stage of their career.

Written by an industry expert, this publication covers every essential aspect of onboard automated systems. This second edition has been fully updated to include advances in marine automation and the wide variety of modern electrical appliances. It describes the features of different onboard circuits and the essential maintenance tasks to help prevent malfunctions and breakdowns. It also demonstrates how to approach troubleshooting in an efficient manner, so that beginners in electrical engineering can quickly gain a level of proficiency and professionals may greatly enhance their troubleshooting skills. The guide is illustrated throughout with circuit diagrams, component schematics and case study photographs taken on board during modern fleet inspections.

This guide will benefit:

  • Management level marine engineers
  • operational level marine engineers
  • ETOs at any level of professionalism
  • engineering cadets
  • electrical engineering cadets.

Preface to the Second Edition

Working on board as an ETO or marine engineer requires efficient resolution of various malfunctions, which are often quite unpredictable, as well as essential maintenance tasks to help prevent the occurrence of malfunctions and breakdowns. This demands skills and troubleshooting techniques that cannot be learnt in marine academies and institutions, but are developed through years of experience on board.

Almost a decade has passed since publication of the first edition of Ship Automation. These years were spent on troubleshooting tasks as well as working as a trainer in the field of marine automation. So, it is time to upgrade the first edition with more useful information for all who work with onboard automation.

This edition has been written bearing in mind the rapid changes in marine automation, focusing on demonstrating how to approach troubleshooting in an efficient manner, so that beginners in this field can quickly gain some level of proficiency.

This book will introduce you to a variety of modern electrical appliances that are utilised for ships’ automation and you will progress to reading electrical diagrams like a skilled electrician. If you find yourself reading something you already know, read it anyway; you may gain a better foundation for what follows. Every paragraph is considered important, so do not rush or try to cover a lot of pages in a short period of time. Once you have read each chapter, you should look at your current ship’s diagrams to find out what is common between the explanations and the reality you will encounter.

Although the information provided in this book is based on maritime industry expertise and the author’s many years of experience, it is intended to be used only as a technical guide.

However, you will not become a troubleshooter just by reading this book. Learning through experience will always be the best training.

Personnel who will find this book both educational and informative include:

  • Management level marine engineers
  • operational level marine engineers
  • ETOs at any level of professionalism
  • engineering cadets
  • electrical engineering cadets.

Good luck and fair troubleshooting.

Alexandr Yakimchuk Pr.Eng, DipEE, Superintendent, TSA Trainer

Witherbys

Witherbys titles are developed using scripts developed by technical experts that are peer reviewed within work groups. Typically, they seek to improve understanding of the regulations, recommendations and guidelines issued by Industry.

Witherbys staff have significant expertise in the fields of navigation and hazardous cargoes as well as in the presentation of complex subjects in a graphic and easy to understand manner.

Alexandr Yakimchuk

Alexandr Yakimchuk has over 30 years’ experience in marine automation. He graduated from State Maritime Academy in 1987 and has a Master’s degree in Marine Automation and Electrical Installations Engineering. He gained sea experience on board cruise liners, rising to the position of Chief Electrical Engineer.

In 1997, Alexandr moved to a German ship management company with a fleet of over 40 container and heavy lift vessels. He became superintendent for automation in 2000 and undertakes inspections, repairs, and regular and emergency online troubleshooting tasks for the company managed fleet.

Alexandr is also a part-time interactive training developer and a trainer for Marlow Navigation – he has personally trained over 2,500 marine engineers. He has extensive experience in 2D and 3D CG and modelling, as well as circuit simulation skills. Alexandr works with a few training centres in Odessa and also manages emergency troubleshooting cases for various German shipowners. He has worked with Witherby Publishing Group since 2010 as an author and marine automation consultant.

IMarEST

IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. Here you will find all the information you need about who we are, what we do and why we do it.

You can also find out how IMarEST is governed, learn about the history of IMarEST, founded in 1889, and discover how our associated charity, The Guild of Benevolence, works to support those in the marine community requiring financial support.

https://www.imarest.org/about-imarest

Number of Pages:
338
ISBN:
9781856099738
Book Height:
285 mm
Book Width:
170 mm
Weight:
1.6 kg
Author:

Alexandr Yakimchuk, IMarEST, Witherbys