At the end of the course, the participant will have a better understanding of the following areas:
Basic knowledge of technical vessel operations and shafting systems
Who should attend:
Duration: 4 hours
Propulsion shaft bearing damage leads to diminished or total loss of propulsion capability, costly repairs, off-hire time, loss of reputation and increased insurance premium and/or deductibles.
Experience shows that most damage can be handled better or even eliminated if all stake holders in the chain have a technically correct and common understanding of some critical factors. This training course focuses on these key factors and includes case studies, a final self-assessment test and summary of key takeaways.
The course focuses on:
- Practical handling of bearing damage - key steps including managing technical resources
- Typical bearing damage experienced, detection methods and typical contributing factors
- Shaft alignment basics, verification methods and compliance scope
- Single/double sloped aft stern tube bearings, contact area and hydrodynamic lubrication
- Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EALs) performance – impact and mitigation