MAGROTECH--A NEW TRAINING AID FOR MARINE ENGINEERS

This first diesel engine simulator is now installed in the Canadian Coast Guard College (C.C.G.C.) at Sydney, Nova Scotia, where it is proving to be an invaluable training aid. The design parameters of both prototype and Mark II version now designed by the Magrotech division of MacGregor Cargo Handling Canada Ltd, are based on those of an unidirectional, six cylinder, four stroke, medium speed diesel engine of approximtely 1,500 bhp. The transmission can be either for main propulsion through reduction gearing to a.c.p. propeller or alternatively, through reverse reduction gears to a fixed propeller with variable engine speed. Orders for three more Magrotech Mark II simulators have now been received for use in other Canadian marine engineering training colleges. These, although basically similar to the prototype, will be wider in scope as they will operate in conjunction with a simulated ships electrical switchboard. This provides a 60% increase in the computer program, thus now allowing cadets to also practise: paralleling generators; taking generators on and off the board; changing from shore power to ships power; and controlling the distribution of power. The instructor can also deliberately introduce malfunctions into the switchboard circuits in the same manner used to institute faults in the main diesel system. These Mark II units will also include an instructor/pupil voice facility.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MacGregor Publications Limited

    50 Salisbury Road
    Hounslow TW4 6JP,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18
  • Serial:
    • MacGregor News
    • Issue Number: 86
    • Publisher: MacGregor Centrex Limited

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: MacGregor Publications Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM