Lloyd's Register Launches Machinery Damage and Repair Workshops

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 5, 2012

Lloyd’s Register is offering Machinery Damage and Repair workshops to support marine superintendents and engineering personnel.

Mechanical breakdowns are a serious problem for ship owners, and having competent engineers on board can quite literally mean the difference between success and failure for a shipping company.

The new workshops are unique to Lloyd’s Register and give even the most experienced engineers the opportunity to analyse and resolve some the most common mechanical problems found in the merchant marine environment.

“The workshops are an innovative way to present real-life engineering problems with a variety of solutions in a controlled but time-pressured environment," said Steve Robson, Lloyd’s Register’s Senior Technical Training Specialist. “Attendees will be given the opportunity to use their skills and learn new ones in an environment designed to challenge and motivate.”

They will help delegates to develop the skills to make early assessments of mechanical damage and conduct timely repairs in a technically correct and cost-efficient way and in accordance with the appropriate classification rules and regulations for ships.

There are three individual one-day workshops that can be booked separately to offer maximum flexibility to fit in with the busy schedules of engineering personnel. The courses are aimed at superintendents, flag and port state surveyors and other marine engineers, who have a responsibility for ships’ machinery.
Each workshop focuses on specific types of repairs, examining the commercial and technical challenges as well as class requirements. Subjects include diesel engines, turbochargers, steam raising plant and associated pressure vessels; shaft alignment, gearbox, shafting, rudder, controllable pitch propeller; and pumping and piping

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