Motor Starters and Controls for Marine Gears (eBook)

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June 2015

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Motor Starters and Controls for Marine Gears (eBook)

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This interactive training package for marine engineers and ETOs uses 3D images, interactive circuits and full simulations embedded in an eBook to help acquisition of an in-depth practical knowledge of electrical appliances associated with marine starter safety and control circuits.


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This interactive training package should be used to enhance and supplement your knowledge and skills. It will provide familiarisation with a variety of electrical appliances that are part of, or associated with, marine starter safety and control circuits.


Using the detailed and accurate simulators, which are incorporated as part of this package, you will be able to practise and refine your troubleshooting knowledge and fault finding skills.


This training package is appropriate for:


  • Management level marine engineers
  • operational level marine engineers
  • electricians with a lack of experience
  • engineering cadets
  • electrical engineering cadets
  • anyone who is starting to work with switchgear starters.


1 – Basics of Marine Switchgear Starters

1.1    Basic Elements

1.2    Basic Circuits


2 – Basic Measurements

2.1    Measuring a Circuit’s Potential Difference Using a Voltage Tester

2.2    Measuring a Circuit’s Potential Difference Using a Digital Multimeter

2.3    Measuring a Circuit’s Integrity Using a Digital Multimeter

2.4    Induction Motor Basics

2.5    Checking Stator Winding


3 – Direct On Line (DOL) Motor Starters

3.1    Induction Motor Starting Characteristic

3.2    DOL Operating Principle

3.3    DOL Starter Operation Basics

3.4    Troubleshooting Technique Applied For DOL Starter Power and Control Circuits

3.5    DOL Starter Reversing

3.6    Protection and Monitoring Relays

3.7    DOL Starter Simulator with Incorporated Protection and Monitoring Relays


4 – Star-Delta (Wye-Delta) Motor Starters

4.1    Starting Characteristic

4.2    Operation Principle

4.3    Star-Delta Starter Simulator

4.4    Fault Finding Technique

4.5    Star-Delta Starter Application

4.6    Star-Delta Reversing Starter Simulator

4.7    Motor Starters Troubleshooting Chart

This training manual is not a list of instructions and long passages on the correct processes to follow and the expected results. It is a fully interactive training manual.


The text contains flash movies that incorporate interactive training and real world test setups.

Witherby Publishing Group

Witherbys titles are developed using scripts developed by technical experts that are peer reviewed within work groups. Typically, they seek to improve understanding of the regulations, recommendations and guidelines issued by Industry.

Witherbys staff have significant expertise in the fields of navigation and hazardous cargoes as well as in the presentation of complex subjects in a graphic and easy to understand manner.

Alexandr Yakimchuk

Alexandr Yakimchuk has over 30 years’ experience in marine automation. He graduated from State Maritime Academy in 1987 and has a Master’s degree in Marine Automation and Electrical Installations Engineering. He gained sea experience on board cruise liners, rising to the position of Chief Electrical Engineer.

In 1997, Alexandr moved to a German ship management company with a fleet of over 40 container and heavy lift vessels. He became superintendent for automation in 2000 and undertakes inspections, repairs, and regular and emergency online troubleshooting tasks for the company managed fleet.

Alexandr is also a part-time interactive training developer and a trainer for Marlow Navigation – he has personally trained over 2,500 marine engineers. He has extensive experience in 2D and 3D CG and modelling, as well as circuit simulation skills. Alexandr works with a few training centres in Odessa and also manages emergency troubleshooting cases for various German shipowners. He has worked with Witherby Publishing Group since 2010 as an author and marine automation consultant.

Title: Motor Starters and Controls for Marine Gears (eBook)
Number of Volumes: 2
Product Code: WS1452EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-689-8 (9781856096898), ISBN 10: 1-85609-689-0 (1856096890)
Published Date: June 2015
Author: Alexandr Yakimchuk

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