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Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems – Module 3: System Engineering

The training series Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems covers the main aspects of marine auxiliary systems on board of vessels or offshore platforms. During four modules we will provide you an overview of the main auxiliary systems, their main components, the fundamental working principles and the design aspects & considerations. The theory is practised by means of exercises during the modules. Each module can be followed separately, but combined they provide the participant a complete overview of and the in-depth knowledge required to design all marine auxiliary systems.



Module 3 intends to enable the engineer to perform all calculations needed for a good system performance. It includes both lectures and practical exercises.


Topics include:

  • Fluid mechanics
    – Bernoulli
    – Resistance calculations
    – Moody diagram
    – Incompressible fluids
    – Ideal and perfect liquids
  • Pipe flow systems
    – Pump pressure rise and pressure head
    – System impedance
    – Balance between pump pressure rise and system impedance
    – Open systems
    – Pumping from and to the sea
    – Closed systems
    – Pressure along the line
    – Suction limitations
    – Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), available and required
    – Operating point
    – Series and parallel operation of pumps and system branches
    – Flow control
  • Cooling and heating systems
    – Performance of heat exchangers in design and off-design condition

Target group and lecturers

This module is of interest to yard system designers, owners’ technical personnel and project engineers of component suppliers. Lecturer will be Douwe Stapersma of the Delft University of Technology and the Royal Netherlands Naval College and assistant professor Peter de Vos MSc.


12 and 13 May 2020


Two days


09.00 – 17.00


Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) – Boompjes 40 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Between 12 and 20


Members NMT: €1.050,-
Non-members: €1.315,-

Includes all training materials, catering and lunches (excluding 21% VAT).

Other modules:

Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems module 1: Fundamentals Pumps, Compressors and Heat Exchangers
17 & 18 March 2020

Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems module 2: Fundamentals Pumps, Compressors and Heat Exchangers
7 & 8 April 2020

Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems module 4: HVAC and refrigeration systems
26 & 27 May 2020

More information

Please contact for more information Laura Brouwer, Training Manager at the NMT office via T +31 (0)88 44 51 014 or E


You will receive a confirmation of participation, including a route description and a list of nearby hotels a few weeks before start of the training.