2022 Course Schedule

This three-day course covers: Introduction to the Sulzer, Wartsila, WinGD (2-Stroke) Engine families sailing in USA flagged fleet; RD, RND, RLA, RLB, RTA, RT-flex and future engine types X- and X-DF; Engine components; Basic principles of Engine control systems (SBC, DENIS, WECS, UNIC); and Fuel systems

 

Course Capacity: 8 students

Prerequisites: Either experience sailing onboard a ship with RT-Flex or successful completion of the Level 0 course.

Special Requirements: None

This one-week course covers: Components, maintenance, & failures; piston running management; engine systems/schematic; maintenance preparation; WECS DAY 9520 (cable guide & sensors); simulator workshop; FOP/ICU/SOP; service experience, emergency operation, and a case study.

 

Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: Either experience sailing onboard a ship with RT-Flex and/or successful completion of the RT-Flex Basic (Level 1) course.

Special Requirements: None

Welding is a four-week course which includes classroom and lab work. The course teaches the common welding processes and skills needed for a variety of maintenance and repair activities aboard maritime vessels. Safety, basic metallurgy, welding theory, and associated classroom activities are presented each morning. The remainder of each morning, and the afternoons, are devoted to the hands-on practice of various welding techniques and for increasing individual proficiency. The course emphasizes all position maintenance welding using the SMAW (stick electrode) process on structural steel. Other processes covered and practiced are GTAW (TIG), GMAW (MIG), FCAW (flux cored wire-feed), OAW (gas welding), OAC (oxy-acetylene cutting), PAC (plasma-arc cutting), soldering, brazing, and exothermic welding. Various welding processes are also practiced with non-ferrous alloys, especially aluminum and copper. Proper repair techniques for dealing with cast iron parts, building up and hard surfacing of wearing parts, and distortion control during welding will also be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Basic metallurgy, welding codes & specifications, standards-of-practice, welding terminology, blueprint symbols, process selection criteria, stray current protection, job setup, stress control, care and maintenance of welding equipment, personnel safety standards, and work site precautions will be reviewed and practiced. Course proficiencies are based upon AWS standard D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel. Students desiring a structural welding certification will be offered an opportunity based on their assessed performance in the welding lab.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.

Welding Proficiency is a two-week course designed to provide the marine engineer with the required welding skills needed for ocean going vessels. This course is designed to meet the Horizon\Maersk requirements for engineers. Safety, welding theory, and associated classroom activities are presented each morning.  The remainder of each morning, and the afternoons, are devoted to the hands-on practice of various welding techniques. The course emphasizes all-position maintenance welding using the SMAW (stick electrode) process on structural steel and OAC (oxy-acetylene cutting). Distortion control during welding and basic metallurgy will also be discussed. Common standards-of-practice, welding terminology, job setup, care and maintenance of welding equipment and personnel safety standards will be reviewed and practiced.  Course proficiencies are based upon AWS standard D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should report with an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.

The TIG Welding GTAW Course is a two-week practical welding course for those students that have already taken the basic four-week Welding course. This course is concentrated on TIG welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in multiple positions. This course is offered for those students wishing to increase their proficiency with the GTAW process. The majority of the class time will be devoted to hands on laboratory work and building the skills necessary to produce satisfactory welds. Important elements of safety, standard operating procedures and inspection associated with the GTAW process will be covered. Overall standards are based on the American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Steel Welding Code.

 

Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: Attendance of the CMES four week welding course within two years of course date

Special Requirements: Students should report with an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for wear in a welding shop, including safety shoes, long-sleeved cotton shirt, and non-synthetic long pants. Other PPE will be supplied.