14.01.2020
OPERATION OF FRAMO CARGO PUMPING SYSTEM

FRAMO AS is located in Bergen, Norway and has long tradition as the leading supplier of the submerged cargo pumps to the world’s tanker market. FRAMO research and development department is working continuously upgrading the pump design to meet the all latest internationally recognized regulations and standards. Before you enter the cargo tank to service the pump, always close the hydro-pressure inlet valve, purge the cofferdam and familiarize yourself with the ship’s safety rules.

Also pick up the number of standard tools you will need for the service job from the FRAMO toolbox. Before you start the service job, study the cargo pump service manual carefully, description and drawings. We will now show you how to dismantle new cargo pump SD 125-5/SD 150-5. Sequence number one - dismantling the impeller and wear rings…

As you can see, these very detailed and informative video lessons prepared and officially released by FRAMO can be used both for training of the students and newcomers to the vessel, as well as for the practicing and experienced marine engineers who want to refresh their knowledge of the pumps and get a bit more technical information about these particular pumping arrangements.

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05.01.2020
TURBOFAST UTILITIES — TURBOCALC

This is a set of three mini-programs that would be useful to the marine engineers. Of course, these cannot be compared to the modern heavy-weight and multifunctional software. However, some basic functionality is provided making these programs useful bot for training and on board ship.

Developed by the TurboSoft, one of the most recognized software providers in the maritime shipping industry, the programs will work on any computer, are virus-free and will not require any sort of password, paid registration etc. They will help you when calculating the size of the marine diesel engine, and calculating the VE, i.e. the volumetric efficiency. We definitely recommend you to have them on your laptop. Note that the size of the software is absolutely minimal.

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29.10.2017
VIRTUAL ENGINE ROOM

Here is a Student Version of the popular Virtual Engine Room simulator which is the computer-based training resource developed for the trainees who require some practice with the foil mission engine room simulator taking into account all relevant requirements of the ISM Code and STCW Convention. It incorporates all critical systems presented in the engine room of the vessels - they have all been duly modelled and implemented.

This version shows all switches and lamps, levers and consoles, analogue gauges and push buttons plus the digitized sounds required. The are mimic diagrams similar to those found in 'Big' simulators- divided into smaller sections. The multichannel digitized sound is folly comparable with the best simulators available today.

VER_FREE has many features which are not currently available in big foil mission simulators including built in checklists that can be used by students when learning by themselves. Another unique and important feature of this compact simulator is the CAA, standing for the Computer Aided Assessment which is used to evaluate the competency of the students.

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29.10.2017
UNITOR WATERPROOF 1.0.6

The present 1.0.6 version Unitor Waterproof Water Control System is another useful tool developed by the specialists of this company who had a primary intention to provide the chief engineers of the vessel with a handy tool to be used as a practical and efficient instrument for recording water test results and their subsequent storage.

The data in this application can either be stored on board the vessel or, alternatively, engineers may wish to send the results ashore for further reporting purposes and analysis. Note that performing the system test in a correct manner is only half the job; it is also critically important to duly store the results obtained, making them Waterproof.

The users shall take into account that the content of the attached help file is presented in Turkish language; in the meantime, the entire user interface of the application is in English. An excellent, very simple and remarkably practical software which is definitely a must-have on board any vessel. Download it and start using.

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26.10.2017
OPERATION AND SURVEILLANCE OF DIESEL AUXILIARY ENGINES

The Seagull training software prepared for the persons willing to improve and practice their knowledge of the operation and surveillance of diesel auxiliary engines. The content of this training program is covering the general technical information about the engines including their specifications, shipboard systems including ancillary and auxiliary systems associated with the diesel engines, all applicable safety precautions, operation of the diesels and their surveillance.

The course is a great training aid for the persons directly engaged in the operation of the shipboard auxiliary diesel engines and their routine and periodic maintenance. As you can see from the list of covered topics, the content will be greatly appreciated by the practicing marine engineers working on board ships as well as to the students who will get an opportunity to assess their theoretical knowledge.

They will find all required information relating to the engines which will let them get fully aware of the good operation and maintenance practices and consequently reduce the downtime of the engines under their control - this, in turn, will eventually result in the significantly reduced operation and maintenance costs.

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26.10.2017
RS RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE CONDITION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (CAP)

The volume was specifically developed by the specialists of Russian Register to provide the industry with the recommendations pertaining to the CAP, standing for the condition assessment program. The content was prepared on the basis of the extensive experience of the subject class society in the implementation of this program.

The requirements of the oil companies being consumers of the CAP services that are provided by the Russian Register have also been considered in this volume establishing the procedure and relevant performance criteria together with the scope of the program. The intro part of the volume contains terms and abbreviations used in the text, and list of reference normative documents.

The main part of the Recommendations is divided in several chapters covering the general provisions, execution of the CAP operations, conditions rating scale, CAP surveys and reporting, analysis of the ship hull strength etc. Two appendices provide supplementary information on the required format of information submitted on the repairs for the final CAP reporting, and list of the information that is submitted to the owner of the vessel. The latest release of the document.

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26.10.2017
RS GUIDELINES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006

This publication contains the Guidelines were released by the Russian Register class society and shall be followed by the people implementing the MLC 2006 provisions. The content of the guidebook was designed to provide all required assistance to the shipping companies during the preparation for the MLC inspections and certifications of their ships.

The document is opening with the useful information on the application scope, followed by the definitions and list of normative references. Then, the main terms and abbreviations together with the definitions used throughout the document, have been listed and duly explained. The main body of the present volume contains the text of the MLC 2006 Convention supplemented with the informative and valuable commentaries.

This part includes the introductory information for the newcomers, articles of the Convention, and Regulations and Code. In short, we would say that this is an excellent and very useful publication which shall definitely be possessed by those directly engaged in MLC certification of the process, including all stages from preparation to the issuance of the final certificate. This is the valid latest edition.

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22.10.2017
UNITEST MEDIUM SPEED ENGINE SIMULATOR V.2.2.0.44

This is another training program of UNITEST series. As it is clear from the title, the pack contains the ver. 2.2.0.44 of the simulator allowing trainees to virtually operate the typical medium-speed marine diesel engine so that they can apply their theoretical knowledge obtained earlier and try working with an engine. This version of the program is still actual and definitely useful.

No need for crack/activation. Compatible with all Windows. The simulator will present a huge professional interest for the practicing marine engineers who may use it to refresh their skills; and it will be even more useful for the students and newcomers on board as it will provide them with the opportunity to practice without any danger to the equipment.

We recommend you to download and try this compact but very informative and user-friendly application. This is one of the most popular training simulators for the marine engineers and its effectiveness has been already proven so it makes sense to make a try.

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