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AMET

(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY
SEMINAR

Department Of Marine Engineering


1. Total around 100 Topics for paper presentation will be given. 2. Topics will be selected from their curriculum. 3. Each student will be given one topics. 4. On the day of presentation, any one of the student will be asked to present the paper by Professor-in-charge.(A.VENUGOPAL/D.I.THIAGARAJAN/T.MOHAN) 5. Duration of Presentation will be 15 Minutes. PowerPoint Presentation Question & Answer Session 6. Marks Evaluation Presentation Effectiveness Dialogue Delivery Question & Answers Attendance 100% Total - 20 - 15 - 10 - 5 ------- 50 x 2 = 100 Minimum marks required for pass = 60% 7. Presentation will be conducted in their respective classes during the class hours as per the time table. 8. Seminar Classes will be 2 hours per week. 9. The Professor-in-charge and Judges will award the marks. 10. Presentation to be prepared by the student as per the Topic, covering all the relevant points in their curriculum. Also the given specified points under each topic to be included in the presentation.Attendance in the class is compulsory - 10 Minutes - 5 Minutes

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


SEMINAR Topics for paper presentation
1. Material Failure: Material failure due to fatigue creep, material test, how to reduce the failure, material design defects, fatigue cracking. 2. Auxiliary boiler combustion system: Furnace blow back, air supply insufficient, air supply excessive, presence of oil in water, excessive high oil temperature. 3. Water tight door: Water tight door, remote closure, source of power, alarm indicator, routine checks, maintenance. 4. Multi stage Compressor: Safety devices fitted on compressor, why single throw crank, minimum clearance volume? Multi-tubular interstage cooler, generous size suction filter, how clearance volume measured & adjusted? Which parts are cooled? Why compressed in stages, Why lubrication minimum, why started & stopped off load, how achieved, why suction filter clean important? Why correct top end, bottom end and main bearing clearance should be maintained.how oil carry over occurs in air compressor, how they are minimized 5. Heat Exchanger: Heat exchanger, flow arrangement, mountings, expansion arrangement, maintenance, plate type, tube type, turbulence, fittings, advantages,

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


disadvantages.plate type heat exchanger, State how it can be ascertained that plate stack is correctly tightened and the likely result of excessive tightness. How leakage detected & rectified. 6. Oily Water Separator: Oily water separator, maintenance checks, fault finding, types of pumps, why pump is provided after the separator, function of each part, Latest developments MEP. Oil record book entries 7. Electric Welding: Electric welding Material preparation, test on weld. Why AC supply is more popular than DC? 8. Bearings: Hydro dynamic lubrication, Boundry lubrication.Bearings how abrasion, adhesion & corrosion takes place, causes and effects, prevention. 9. Fuel: Presence of sulphur, vanadium, water & incombustible solids in fuel, causes, prevention measures, catfines. Viscosity, density, sulphur, conradson, carbon residue, vanadium, sodium, ash, effect of fuel containing high values on engine, corrective action, high aluminium& silica (catfines), incompatibility problems & recommended corrective action, specification of residual fuel, storage and burning of fuel.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


10. Cofferdam: Cofferdam location, fittings, entry, maintenance. 11. Inert Gas System: Inert gas system from boiler uptake, why the same not used for firefighting? 12. Bunkering: Bunkering procedure, loading, topping up, checklist, sampling, testing, etc.Planning, precautionary measures, duties of personnel.How to assess Quantity, quality of fuel.
13. Auxiliary Boiler Water treatment:

Why boiler water treatment is carried out on board. Untreated Water Problem In
Boilers. alkalinity, ph value, chlorides, and oxygen and co2 content in boiler water,

Tests carried out on boiler water. Dissolved gasses, Acidity or Alkalinity, Hardness, Dissolved solids, Chloride content.Conductivity Measurement ,Total Dissolved Solids Measurements, Electrical Salinometer.Effects of oil contamination.Auxiliary Boiler water treatment, problems with shore water & how it is dealt? 14. Evaporator: Evaporator scheme to improve portability of water, shore water treatment fit for consumption, domestic tank maintenance & care, neutralizing unit, hypo chlorinated unit, sand bed & carbon bed filter, why it should not be used in coastal waters, sterilization, why scale formation less, methods of minimizing scale formation.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


15. Corrosion: Stress, Fatigue, Fretting, Pitting corrosion, factors accelerating corrosion, prevention of hull corrosion, prevention of heat exchanger corrosion. 16. Thermocouple/ Thermometer, Measuring temperature above 400 deg and below 400 deg, 17. Lube oil / fuel oil Back wash filter: Function, operation, maintenance, why & where used? 18. Boiler water automatic regulation: How controlled, maintained, level indicators boiler water regulation & safety fitted on boiler, water level cutouts & remote indicators, differential pressure transmitter, calibration of a new transmitter. 19. Centrifugal pump: Various Priming Arrangements, why centrifugal pump suitable for ballast system?Inspection, Overhauling. 20. Stern Tube: Oil Fitted Stern Tube, Sealing arrangement, effect of sea water contamination, how contamination risk can be reduced, properties of bearing material.Oil lubricated stern tube, air guard system, procedure of survey, how seal tested/checked in dry dock before flooding, Air guard, importance of poker gauge. 21. Auxiliary boiler survey preparation: Hydraulic test procedure, inspection during test.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


22. Oxygen & its effects on boiler water: Method of determining the presence of Oxygen, method adopted to eliminate Oxygen from system. 23. Engine Room Watch keeping: Takeover, handover 24. Exhaust gas boiler Methods of keeping gas side of exhaust boiler in good condition: Soot removal methods, combustion & fuel oil treatment methods. 25. Steering gear: Hunting arrangement, hydraulic shock, buffer valve, safematic, emergency operation & safeties fitted, maintenance, checks, operating four RAM steering on 2 RAM only, excessive hunting, sluggish operation, consequence if standby pump is motored? State two methods employed to prevent standby pump being motored, rudder stop. Effects of air entrapped in hydraulic oil, worn pins & weak springs in hunting gear, shock valve leaking, test on steering system, test for leaks, how air and other gases bled. Rotary vane steering gear, symptoms of leakage across seals, steering gear test. 26. Main Air Reservoir: Mountings, how attached to the shell, why regular inspection advisable? Function of relief valve & feasible plug, automatic drains, maintenance, inspection, surveys. Why? Main air bottle Minimum number of starts, why internal surface is coated with copal varnish, Automatic air drains,

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


27. Inert gas system: Analysis of inert gas discharge. 28. Automatic self cleaning Heavy Oil Purifier: Gravity disc, Why on new auto desludge purifiers no gravity disc fitted? Contamination of gas oil, vibration, clutch in bowl drive, function of each part 29. Refrigerating system (Freon 22): Shaft seal, various parts, sealing arrangement & materials for rooms, cause of seal failure, effects on environment, shipboard refrigeration system with reciprocating compressor, equalizing connection. Frequent cut in, cut out of compressor, compressor running hot, high pressure cut out, frozen in the compressing side, junior engineer duties. 30. Uptake fire: Causes, prevention, firefighting, soot cleaning arrangement. 31. Hydraulic Deck Machinery System: Contamination of oil, effects of contamination, maintenance how oil is maintained & monitored on board. Windlass/Mooring winch operation . 32. Reverse Osmosis system fitted on board: Advantages, pretreatment, post treatment, safety features. 33. Boiler Water Test: Reasons & principle, actions to be taken if value differs.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


34. Dry cargo ship hold fire detecting & combating system: 35. Auxiliary Boiler Safety valve: How valves are set, adjusted, precautions to avoid tampering, emergency manual releasing gear.Regulation, Accumulation of pressure test, when tested, importance of Lip clearance. 36. Fully Automated Impress Current system: Advantages, disadvantages over sacrificial anodes.Interpretation of readings with corroded and clean hull. 37. CO2 Fixed fire extinguishing system: Merits & Demerits compared to other system, Room location, procedure for fighting fire &re entry. Room ventilation arrangement, remote & manual operation of CO2.Function of time delay, periodic checks & inspection, maintenance. Time permitted for discharge, precautions before release.Procedure,maintenance& safety, Periodical inspection survey and testing, calculation of quantity/space. 38. Water mist Fire Fighting system: Merits & demerits, periodic checks & maintenance, Is it safe for using water-mist on electrical equipments. Inspection, test. 39. High Expansion Foam: Merits & Demerits, Periodic checks & maintenance, foam expansion rate and foam compound.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


40. Piracy: ISPS, Function of SSO, CSO, PFSO, Alarms, alerts, checks, importance of different level 41. Scavenge Fire: Causes, prevention, actiontaken, use of CO2, steam & dry powder. Handling severe serious scavenge fire. Indications, alarms, inspection after serious fire. 42. Sprinkler system: Automatic water sprinkler fire detecting alarms & extinguishing system for accommodation space, source of water, sprinkler head, construction, operation, temperature rating of sprinkler heads. 43. Cross head: Top end bearing grooves, how lubrication achieved, how crosshead guide is lubricated, material used for top end bearings & guide shoe surface. Effect of excessive crosshead guide clearance, why lube oil supply to crosshead slippers, why booster pump sometime used, why separate Lube Oil system for Camshaft. How LO conveyed, causes of sudden LO low pressure, corrosive, abrasive, frictional wear, reasons, possible causes of top end bearing failure, why top end bearings are more prone than bottom end bearing, why ahead & astern guides are required with unidirectional engine, how guide clearance checked and adjusted, reason for limiting guide clearance. Why crosshead bearing lubrication more prone to failure. 44. Exhaust Valve : How design allows the expansion of the valve stem, material used for valves, cages & seats, why valve rotation device fitted, why multiple exhaust valves fitted. How

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


valves are reconditioned, how timing is checked. Why tapper clearance required , excessive and insufficient tapper clearance. Why temperature of seat & valve limited?Importance of valve/ valve and seat angle 45. Camshaft Chain drive: Why correct tension required? How tension is checked & adjusted? Chain drive system faults. 46. BMW Latest Manouvering system: Safety devices & features, Why water must be drained from the air receiver? State why receiver internally coated, Change over procedure from Local to Bridge, how reversing achieved. 47. Sulzer Latest Engine Manouvering System: Safety devices & features, Why water must be drained from the air receiver? State why receiver internally coated, Change over procedure from Local to Bridge, how reversing achieved. 48. Main Bearing Bridge guage reading, checking clearace, How lub oil supplied, Method of bearing removal & fitting. 49. Bottom End Bearing: Dismantling and assembling procedure, material, clearance, checking & adjusting, possible cause of defects, compare loading with medium speed four stroke engine, arrangement of V type engine, why thin shell bearings are now used?

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


50. Cylinder Liner: Calibration, liner wear, limits & maintenance, removing procedure, checks before and after fitting new liner, Lubrication & wear, cylinder lubrication, delivery rate, how adjusted? Checks & seating arrangements. Why calibrating measurements are important.Position of the liner at which the calibration is taken, worn out liner, clover leafing, micro seizure, Liner inspection.antipolishing ring 51. Viscometer: How viscosity is controlled? In case of failure how the viscosity is maintained. Why temperature is not and effective means of monitoring viscosity? Why heat heavy oil? Onboard viscotest, if viscometer fails, how it can be maintained? 52. Turbocharger: Labyrinth seal, how it works, procedure for overhaul, , , how performance can be assessed, cleaning procedure precautions, cause of vibration, effects of foul turbocharger, Bearing lubrication, action taken while TG vibrating, how engine can be operated when turbocharger out of order, uncool turbochargers, raise in gas temperature of the turbine exhaust, raise of the air temperature in the scavenge manifold, drop of air pressure in the trunking.Incaseof cooling water leakage action taken? 53. Piston : Material used, ring material, water & oil cooled, checking crown profile & piston ring groove, fitting new piston ring, nature & location of faults, oil controlled ring, why aluminium used for piston skirts, rubbing band on piston skirt, piston ring calibration, rejection of piston ring, breakage of piston, large groove clearance, large butt clearance, direction of piston coolant flow, location & nature of water seals,

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


how coolant is conveyed, how crown receives adequate supply, state the effect of phase contouring, beveling, ring cross suction material properties on ring life, corrosive, abrasive, frictional wear, piston ring condition monitoring through scavenge port/space. 54. Crankshaft Deflections : Precautions, deflection reading assessment, action taken if reading excessive. 55. Fuel Injection System: Timing adjustment, faults, VIT, fuel pump, , worn fuel pump plunger, checking, how to cut off one unit, example of any two engine. 56. Crankcase Explosion: Course of action, detector alarm, indications, secondary crankcase explosion, reason for release door opening other than explosion, mist detector, alternating indications of overheating, what pressure the door opens, how tested? Size?SOLAS. 57. Medium speed trunk engine: Why Multiple air inlet and exhaust valves used 58. Lubricating Oil: Why trunk & crosshead engine lube oil differs, bacterial attack on crankcase oil, possible causes and consequences, action taken desirable properties, ship board test, viscosity, demulsification, oxidation, tan. How often lube oil analysis to be done, means of recognizing deterioration of lube oil. How samples obtained? Action to be taken, if oil deteriorates.On board testing.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


59. Thrust Block: Possible effect of incorrect clearance, lubrication of thrust pads and collars, effect of incorrect clearance, how clearance measured, where fitted and why? 60. Scavenge air Cooler: Why scavenge air cooled, why water separator fitted, why air cooler fitted, why excessive cooling of air avoided, causes of fouling, reduction in air temperature gradient across cooler.How air side and water side cleaned 61. Governor: Electronic governor& hydraulic governor, causes of erratic behavior, how hydraulic governor/electronic governor is more effective than mechanical one. Over speed governor, over speed trip, why fly weights are driven at high rotational speed, how dead bank effects, hunting are reduced? How output torque is increased? What is the difference in operation of speed sensing and load sensing? Why load sensing governors are desired? Electronic governor behaves erratically during load, causes. 62. Scavenge pressure charging systems: 63. Jacket Cooling Water System: Why chemical treatment, test carried out, how & why temperature maintained at sea/port?Central cooling system, advantage & disadvantages

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


64. Air Starting System: Starting air line explosion, safety devices, preventive maintenance, reason for failing to start, causes of not turning on air, Air starting valve leaking, not opening, wrong timing of air starting valve, testing of valve in port/ at sea 65. Ship board Machinery Maintenance System: Ship board condition monitoring system, planned maintenance, brake down maintenance, how information obtained by monitoring may be used to indicate machinery condition, trends. Periodic replacement of components. 66. Indicator Diagrams: Effect on diagrams, partial choke nozzles, leaky piston rings, partially choked silence, partially choked air inlet, late opening,of fuel valve, partially choked injector, power cord, draw cord, weak spring , how engine performance can be assessed other than taking indicator cords.Calculation of MEP & IHP 67. Turbocharger surging: What is surging, reason for surging,Why Turbocharger speed change, defects due to surging, matching of Turbocharger, how it can be avoided. 68. Holding Down Bolts: Loose chocks, highly stressed holding down bolts, installation of resin choking system, how holding down bolts become slackening, periodic checks, how tightness of chocks checked.

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


69. Cylinder Liner Lubrication: Indication of correct quantity, consequence of excessive & insufficient Lube oil, Quality of lube oil, timing of injection, latest method of cylinder lubrication & adjustment, how liner condition inspected without removing the piston. 70. Diesel Engine Combustion: Poor combustion, effects on engine condition and maintenance. 71. Piston rod stuffing box: Function, Material maintenance, causes of misalignment, how loss of lube oil detected? 72. Bedplate: Cracks in transverse girder, longitudinal girder, bottom flange, side and end choking, resinous choking, alignment checking & correction, how combustion loads transmitted & absorbed by bedplate. 73. Tie rods: How tie rod breaks in service, how breakage detected, how replaced, how temporary operation till replacement, replacement of large diameter single tie rods with smaller twin tie rods, advantage of smaller tie rods, tie rod tension checking. 74. Top bracing:

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


75. Crankshaft: Welded crankshaft, semi built crankshaft, crankshaft failure, fatigue failure, fatigue crack, methods used to inhibit fatigue crack, torsional vibration, critical speed, how torsional vibration damper can reduce vibration.Periodical maintenance. 76. Classification of society survey: CSM, how PMS may be used in advantage with CSM? Observation. 77. Torsional Vibration in Main Propulsion: Installation based on medium speed engines, gear box, controllable pitch propeller, how vibrations caused, possible effects and damage, method employed to minimize, how natural frequency of the system to be modified, why large slow speed engine have barred speed range. Why engine must be operated within the range? How barred speed range avoided in bridge control. 78. Main Engine auto slowdown, shutdown system: Parameters how accomplished, how safely tested? 79. Supercharging system/ turbo charging: Constant /pulse system. 80. Engine room overhead crane: Maintenance, operation, test certificates. 81. Rudder: Welding repair process, welding defects, tests carried out, why fitted bolts are used, why excessive pintle clearance not tolerated, why breached hollow rudder adds to

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


fuel cost. How the weight of rudder is carried?How the rudder space coated/ medium 82. Air conditioning system: Why belt drive, capacity control, humidity control? 83. Dry docking: Prepare ship for dry dock, repair specification. . 84. Auxiliary Boiler Auto system: Automatic combustion system, automatic boiler water level system, safeties, checks, maintenance carried.Boiler Water level indicator: Gauge glass, remote water level indicator, how pneumatic signal produce proportion to the water level, maintenance required and alarms ( low level, high level, low low level), cutouts. 85. Impress current protecting system: Assessment of readings, how propulsion & maneuvering system protected, advantage and disadvantage of system whoever sacrificial anode system. 86. Sewage plant: Risk associated with opening unit, precautions, explain B.O.D, Regulations 87. Fuel oil tank cleaning & enclosed space entry: Explosimeter, explosimeter false reading, checklist. 88. Propeller shaft coupling:

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


SKF coupling, method of fitting & dismantling, grip check, precautions while dismantling. 89. Life boat: Life boats brakes & limit switches, hand brake for lowering, how tested, centrifugal break, how tested. On board releasing mechanism, safeties, SOLAS Requirement, open and closed life boat. 90. Quick closing valves quick closing valves, function, maintenance, why & where used? Air operated, hydraulic operated maintenance, checks, inspection.Various types of quick closing valves. Why quick closing valves have to be shut in case of major ER fire. Location, where All fitted. 91. Emergency fire pump: Location, priming, source of power, maintenance, test, SOLAS requirement of, pressure. 92. MGPS: 93. Emergency generator: SOLAS requirement, location, machinery runs on Emergency generator. 94. Turbo Generator: 95. Risk management in shipping industry 96. Incinerator: Regulations, maintenance, tests

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


97. Fuel Oil Transfer System: Alarms, overflow tank, safeties, tank level/alarm, heating system, temperature alarms, compression heating system, cold weather precaution and procedures. 98. Main/Emergency switch board: Maintenance, safety, How to check various safety.

99. Ballast Water system: Ballast Water management, treatment.Recording, regulation. 100. ISM:

101. VDR & AIS: Voyage Date Recorder, Auto Identification System 102. GHS, EEDI, EEOI, SEEMP: Green house gases, Energy Efficiency design index, Energy Efficiency operation index, Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan. 103. Antifouling paints: TPT, advantages & disadvantages 104. COW washing: Cargo oil tank Washing , precautions, tank cleaning, gas freeing. 105. NOx control system: Regulation control, treatment. 106. SOx control system: Regulation control, treatment, SO2 Emission control area. 107. Hot Work: Hot work permit, safety precautions before and after

AMET
(Under Sec. 3 of UGC Act 1956)

UNIVERSITY

Department Of Marine Engineering


108. 109. 110. High expansion foam extinguishing system: Bilge Water Management System: Garbage Management System:

111. Chemical tanker category: Regulations.