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CPD Courses

6Sigma has a division looking after Engineering Offices and Shipyard Design Offices training in Africa. This division aims as developing other companies to attract more business to Africa. Some of the CPD courses are given below and the Engineering Portal and be seen in Shipyard Services Division in the menu

Standard courses are available for single attendees or Taylor made group courses can be made for companies/ institutions.

Please click the links below to view our CPD Courses:

Marine Engineering

This course covers the fundamentals of marine engineering.

Topics covered:

• Main propulsion system types
• Prime movers; the diesel engine, the gas turbine engine, steam boilers and turbines
• Propulsors and propellers
• Heat exchangers and other auxiliary systems
• Hotel services including air conditioning and refrigeration plant
• Safety systems including fire-fighting systems and emergency control systems
• Control systems
• Marine engineering materials

CPD Points: 2

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Duration: 2 days

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Advanced Systems Engineering 1

Introduction to components, layout, design and system characteristics.

Topics covered:
• Valves
• Actuators
• Components for Electrical Power Systems
• Components for Fifi Systems
• Components for Hydraulic Systems
• Components for Compressed Air Systems
• Components for Heat and Cooling Systems

CPD Points: 2

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Advanced Systems Engineering 2

Focus on various systems onboard ships. Systems to drive the vessel, generate power, transfer cargo, provide living conditions.

Topics covered:

• Propulsion system
• Electric power generation and distribution system
• Fuel treatment and supply system
• Cargo heating system
• Tank cleaning system
• Fresh water system
• Ventilation system
• Bilge Water system
• Ballast Water system
• Fifi system

CPD Points: 2

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Advanced Systems Engineering 3

Applied Thermodynamis

Covering the two big component Pumps and Heat Exchangers under topics:

• Thermodynamics
• Fluid dynamics
• Heat transfer
• Vibrations
• Materials

CPD Points: 2

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Risk, Reliability and Safety

Design and analysis case studies.

Topics covered:

• Probability and statistics underpinning risk and reliability
• Risk and hazard, perception, societal values and ALARP
• Formal methods of risk identification, quantification and consequence assessment; mitigation
and management of risks
• Marine hazards: capsize, collision, fire & explosion, structural failures. Fault trees, event trees and decision trees
• Legislation and Safety Cases in offshore engineering and shipping
• Availability, maintainability and risk-based inspection strategies
• Design for availability and reliability
• Engineering of safety systems

CPD Points: 2

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Optimisation in Engineering

Topics covered:

• Examination of design problems and how they relate to an optimisation approach using single and multiple criteria methods leading to a simple classification of approaches.
• Classical optimization methods and their applicability; insights to be gained.
• Numerical optimization methods with emphasis on constraint handling in practical applications to see how physical requirements influence the chosen design(s).
• Multiple criteria methods and their applicability; data requirements and the role of priorities in design.

CPD Points: 2

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Structural Response in the Marine Environment

Topics covered:

• Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
• Fatigue Assessment: S-N curve, Miner’s Rule, Deterministic fatigue analysis, Spectral fatigue analysis, Narrow and broad band, Non-linearities affecting spectral fatigue analysis
• Fracture Assessment: Brittle fracture, Application of fracture mechanics to fast fracture, Crack propagation
• Marine Corrosion: Nature and diagnosis of Marine Corrosion problems, Nature of corrosion procedures, Marine corrosion testing, Environmental factors in corrosion of metals in seawater and sear air, Crevice corrosion
• Galvanic corrosion, Cathodic protection, Effects of stress, Application to hull structures
• Materials and NDT (non-destructive testing): Types of non-destructive tests, Methods of examination for defects, Radiographic examinations, Methods of magnetic analysis, Magnetic and particle method, Methods of electrical analysis.

CPD Points: 2

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Advanced Hydrodynamics

Topics covered:
• Conformal Mapping
• Panel Theory

CPD Points: 2

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Advanced Structure Design

Topics covered:

• Principles of analysing the longitudinal strength based on elastic analysis
• Analysis and design of beam-columns used in marine structures
• Analysis and design of stiffened plated structures, the principal structural components of a ship and offshore structure
• Analysis and design of unstiffened and ring-stiffened shells
• Structural reliability principles in assessing structural safety
• Finite Element application to marine structures

CPD Points: 2

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Onboard Noise and Vibration

Topics covered:
• Introduction to vibrations
• Noise Basics
• Noise level predictions
• Examples
• Ship vibrations, Deck vibrations
• Hydrodynamic excitation
• Basic FEM analysis
• Demonstration

CPD Points: 3

CPD Points: 2

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Propulsion and Propeller design/selection

Topics covered:

• Propulsion
• Propellers

CPD Points: 2

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Dredging Technology

Under Development. Please enquire

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