Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 153 - Introduction To Marine Plumbing Systems (3)

  • Co-requisite: MARR 154, 152, 133

MARR majors only. Will include lecture and hands-on instruction in marine plumbing. The student will develop the necessary skills to perform the proper installation of marine sanitation and fresh water systems. This will include proper installation of heads, seacocks, thru-hulls, anti-siphon devices, accumulator tanks, holding tanks, check valves and a variety of electric and manual pumps. Nomenclature of plumbing components is stressed. Classroom instruction and tasks performed will be in accordance with applicable American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and industry best practices. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to sit for the ABYC "Marine Sanitation Devices" and "Piping and Plumbing/Potable Water Systems" certifi cation examinations.

90 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MARR 153, the student will be able to:

  • State Federal marine wastewater discharge regulations.
  • Choose the proper plumbing components for marine (vs. residential) plumbing installations. The components emphasized are sea cocks, thru-hulls, hose and hose clamps, pipe and pipe connections, valves, pumps, anti-siphon devices and tanks
  • Install a marine sanitation system including thru-hulls, hose, anti-siphon devices, valves, heads, and holding tanks to USCG, EPA, and ABYC guidelines.
  • Troubleshoot a marine sanitation system
  • Install a potable water system with manual and automatic pumps; check valves and accumulator tanks.
  • Troubleshoot a pressurized water system.
  • Design a composite water or holding tank
  • Install a Type III sanitation device that treats waste electro-chemically for legal overboard discharge within three miles of shore
  • Understand the principals and parts used in an inboard engine installation, both intake and exhaustn

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