PSN College of Engineering and Technology (PSN CET)
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Department of Marine Engineering
RESOURCES & SPECIALTIES
Core Laboratories
  1. Afloat Training: Ship- In Campus
  2. Seamanship Lab.
  3. Simulation & Control Engineering Lab
  4. Fire Fighting & Fire Control Lab.
  5. Marine Power Plant Engineering Lab
  6. Overhauling & Hands On Practice Lab
  7. Marine Workshop Practices Lab
Auxiliary Laboratories
  1. CAD Lab
  2. Heat Engine & boiler Chemistry Lab
  3. Strength of Material Lab
  4. Dynamics Lab
  5. Machine Shop
  6. Welding Practices Lab
  7. Fluid Mechanics Lab
  8. Electronics Lab
  9. Communication Skill Lab.
  10. Computer Lab.
Salient Features

Department of Marine Engineering offers an exciting carrier for adventurous cadets. It involves the construction and maintenance of ships and its machinery, other sailing vessels, port and cargo facilities at waterfront. Also known as Ocean Engineering, it broadly refers to the engineering of boats, ferry ships, barges, oil rigs and other marine vessels. Marine engineer officers are responsible for maintaining ship’s machineries such as the engine room main engine, generators, boilers, other auxiliaries and electric motors to ensure their proper functioning and Engine room watch keeping duties. The following are the salient features of our institution to enhance the student’s practical and technical knowledge during their course.

  1. Ship- In Campus and its Class Rooms
  2. Frequent Industrial Visit
  3. Voyage Trip to Andaman
  4. Practical Safety Gears
  5. In plant training at Cochin and Tuticorin ports
  6. Safety culture training.
Ship- In Campus

The Ship-in-Campus was established conforming to the guidelines of Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India and adheres to STCW/IMO requirements. Ship-in- Campus consist of machineries like Main Engine, Auxiliary Engine, Auxiliary Boiler & Auxiliary Machineries like Bilge Pump, Ballast Pump, Sea Water Pump, Fresh Water Generator, Purifier, Oily Water Separator, Incinerator etc. The entire system pipe lines of the Main engine & Auxiliary machineries have been designed as per the layouts found on board ship to give the cadets a practical understanding of the piping layout as found on board Merchant Navy Ships. Since the erection of the Ship-In-Campus many machineries& equipments have been added, to improve the practical knowledge of the cadets. This laboratory is a model for scientific and academic work. PSNCET has proposed a unique Training Manual for learning which covers all competencies specified by STCW 2010 code. The ship-in-campus training covers around 11-52 hrs. Of practical training and ensures effectiveness as well as quality of training. The main objective of ship-in-campus is to familiarize cadets with on board ship machineries & systems, impart understanding of the working principle of all systems and the overall ship propulsion system along with the maintenance routine that needs to be rigorously followed by every marine engineer on board ships. The training imparted to the cadets in ship-in-campus will make them well versed with routine activities, maintenance & operational task which they are likely to work with on board ship and the training is being given by professional marine engineers who have a good experience onboard and a good technical and practical knowledge.

Seamanship Lab

It is the art of operating a ship or boat. Our institution is providing a good practical training with good practically skilled personnel. It involves topics and development of specialized skills including: Navigation and International maritime law, weather meteorology and forecasting, watch keeping at sea and port, ship-handling, Life boat and rescue boat handling, operation of deck equipments such as windlass, winches, anchors and cables, rope works and line handling, communications, sailing, engines, execution of evolutions such as towing, cargo handling equipment, dangerous cargoes and cargo storage, dealing with emergencies, survival at sea and search and rescue, fire fighting, duties involved in case of emergencies, alarm signals distress signaling, and using of Pyrotechniques.

The degree of knowledge needed within these areas is dependent upon the nature of the work and the type of vessel employed by a mariner.

Control Engineering Lab

Modern ships are increasingly dependent upon electrical, electronic and control engineering installations for their automatic operation. There is also greater use and reliance on complex computer-based systems. It is therefore essential that seagoing and shore based staff have a good appreciation of such systems, ensuring that they are maintained in an efficient operational and safe condition. The following knowledge is imported to the cadets like….

  • software-based systems in the marine environment
  • software life cycle activities
  • quality concepts
  • client and surveyor relationships
  • Electronic systems
  • Computer based engine control system

Purpose of this lab will benefit the marine engineer involved with electrical, control and software based systems and equipment in marine engineering applications. Delegates should possess an appreciation of the fundamentals of electrical and control engineering, and an appreciation of Lloyd’s Register’s related Rules. The course aims to provide knowledge in the survey of electrical and control engineering systems, to help you identify any non-compliance with Lloyd’s Register’s Rules and Regulations.

Workshop Practice Lab

Workshop technology is the back bone of any engineering industry and when it comes to shipping, it becomes the most important aspect which is responsible for planning, construction operation and maintenance of a ship and its machinery. Any operation of shipping structure or machinery overhauling is not possible without workshop practices. So the practical marine engineers should posses a good hands on practice with workshop techniques like welding, cutting, Knowledge of operation of different machines, and to work with the safety culture.

Engine Room Simulation Lab

PSN CET is only the source having Engine Room simulation practices within the premises. The training gives the cadets a good knowledge and familiarization of ship machinery operation which they are going to do as an engineer officer on board. At the end of the training every cadet will be familiar with the following:

  • Be familiar with the use of instruments and parameters used in Engine Room of modern merchant ships Develop awareness of the need to follow proper checklist and be familiar with the time duration involved in start up procedures
  • Have a better understanding and awareness of correct watch keeping procedures
  • Develop an understanding of inter dependency of various machinery
  • Obtain experience in identifying operational problems and trouble shooting them
  • Improve their decision making abilities with respect to safety and efficient plant operation.
  • Make a safer and more effective contribution to the operation of vessel's machinery installation.
  • Be able to analyze the changes in various parameters and effectively take necessary action to restore normalcy.
Fire fighting and Fire Control lab

Before attempting to extinguish, the fire must first be judged as being controllable by laboratory personnel. This depends on the judgment of the person making the decision and the factors involved: the size, intensity of the fire, the nature of the burning material, proximity of other flammable or explosive materials, availability of escape routes, availability of proper fire fighting equipment, and the safety of personnel in the area. Such kind of all relevant training has to be given through our laboratory with eminent persons as follows:

  1. All cadets must receive and understand the locally applicable Workplace Hazardous Materials information guide or equivalent (if such a guide exists). In any case, the management is responsible for proper instruction.
  2. Develop a positive attitude toward laboratory safety: prevention is better than cure.
  3. Observe normal laboratory safety practices.
  4. Good housekeeping is extremely important. Maintain a safe, clean work environment.
  5. You may work hard, but never in haste.
  6. Follow the safety precautions provided by the manufacturer when operating instruments.
  7. Monitor instruments while they are operating.
  8. Avoid working alone. If you must work alone, have someone contact you periodically.
  9. Learn what to do in case of emergencies (e.g., fire, chemical spill).
  10. Learn emergency first aid .
  11. Seek medical attention immediately if affected by chemicals and use first aid until medical aid is available.
  12. Report all accidents and near-misses to the management.
  13. Access to emergency exits, eye-wash fountains and safety showers must not be blocked. Fountains and showers should be checked periodically for proper operation. (Safety showers are used for chemical spills and fire victims.)
  14. Wash hands immediately after contact with potentially hazardous or toxic chemicals.
  15. Clean up any spillage immediately. Use appropriate materials for each spillage.
  16. Dispose of chipped or broken glassware in specially marked containers.
  17. Use forceps, tongs, or heat-resistant gloves to remove containers from hot plates, ovens or muffle furnaces.
  18. Do not eat, drink or smoke in the laboratory. In many countries smoking in common rooms is prohibited by law.
  19. Do not use laboratory glassware for eating or drinking.
  20. Do not store food in the laboratory.
  21. Telephone calls to a laboratory should be regarded as improper disturbance and therefore be restricted to urgent cases.
  22. Unauthorized persons should be kept out of a laboratory. Visitors should always be accompanied by authorized personnel.
  23. All electrical, plumbing, and instrument maintenance work should be done by qualified personnel.
  24. Routinely check for radiation leaks from microwave ovens using an electromagnetic monitor.
  25. When working with X-ray equipment, routinely check (once a week) for radiation leaks from X-ray tubes with appropriate X-radiation detectors. In some countries wearing a film badge is obligatory. However, this is no protection.
  26. Use fume hoods when handling concentrated acids, bases, and other hazardous chemicals. Fume hoods should be checked routinely for operating efficiency. Do not use them for storage (except the cupboards underneath, which preferably have a tube connection with the fume cupboard above for ventilation).
  27. Muffle furnaces must be vented to the atmosphere (e.g. via a fume cupboard).
Tasks for Cadets
  • Fire hazard aboard ships – inflammability, fire extinguishing use. Control of class A, B & C fires.
  • Fire protection built in ships, extinction systems, and escape means.
  • System for tankers, statutory requirements for firefighting systems and equipment on different vessels.
  • Firefighting equipment: fire pumps, hydrants and hoses, couplings, nozzles and International shore connection, Construction, Operation and merits of different types of portable extinguishers.
  • Non-portable and fixed fire extinguishers, installation for ships. Properties of chemical used, bulk carbon-di-oxide, and inert gas systems.
  • Firemen outfit its use and care, maintenance, testing and recharging of appliances, preparation, and fire appliance survey.
  • Fire Control: Action required and practical techniques adopted for extinguishing fires in accommodation, machinery spaces, boiler rooms, Cargo holds, galley etc.,
  • Fire fighting in port and dry dock. Procedure for re-entry after putting off fire, rescue operations from affected compartments.
  • First aid, Fire organization on ships. Fire signal and muster.
  • Fire drill.