Electronically Controlled Engines MAN B&W – ME


The overall aim of this Training Course is to increase the awareness of Engineer Officers to the concept, key components, operation and maintenance of the MAN B & W ME type of main engine. The participants, on completing the course, will be able to fully understand:

  • the camshaft less concept of the MAN B&W ME B & C types of engine that is based on a mechanical-hydraulic system for the actuation of fuel injection pumps and exhaust gas valves, electronically controlled by a computer control system.
  • the HPS system for delivering the necessary high-pressure hydraulic oil flow for the operation of the enginedriven piston pumps and their swash plate principle of operation.
  • the function of the HCU cylinder unit, the FIVA valve, the distribution block, the accumulator, the cylinder lubricator, the exhaust gas actuator and the fuel oil pressure booster.
  • the engine control and adjustment system including the Multipurpose Controller, the Main and Local Operating Panel, the Pneumatic and Tacho System, and
  • the HMI interface of the Main Operating Panel, its function, alarms, indications, process information and maintenance tasks.

Daily Schedule


  • Introduction – Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to MAN B&W ME Low Speed Engines – Designations – Lay Out
  • Engine Control System (MPC, MOP, LOP, Pneumatic System, Tacho
  • HPS System – FIVA Valves – Fuel Pressure Booster Unit – Exhaust Valve


  • MOP Display and Functions
  • Overview of List of Alarms
  • Electrical Noise Detection – Examples
  • Selected Service Letters
  • Case Studies


  • Practice at the ATHINA MLDC Full-Mission Engine Simulator
  • De-briefing
  • Assessment