Fin Stabilizer Operations Training – Course Details

This course provides an overview of typical Quantum fin stabilizer operations, and delivers both theory and operational knowledge providing  operators with a well-rounded, practical knowledge of Quantum stabilizer systems. We cover:

  • The effect of operations on ship roll behavior.
  • Principles in fin forces.

  • Operation of Quantum’s stabilizer controllers.

  • Hydraulic system operation and component identification.

  • Electrical system operation and component identification.

  • Integrated hydraulic systems.

  • Onboard maintenance tasks.

  • Extendable (XT Fin™) systems

  • Practice in system troubleshooting as time permits.

Who Should Attend?

Captains, engineers, and yacht crew who are interested in learning more about operating the Quantum fin-type stabilizer systems.

Experience onboard a ship with Quantum stabilizers is advantageous, but not required.

Course Details

Location: Quantum Training Facility / Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Duration: 4 days

Daily Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm

2018 Session Dates TBD

Participation: The course is limited to a maximum of eight (8) participants.

Fee: $1800 per person, including course materials, daily lunches.

Contact Point: Gwen Benoit, Training Manager

Direct: +1 (954) 587-8916 / Email:

Course Outline

Exploring the basics of ship stability and the effect of operational and environmental conditions on a ship’s roll behavior.

Discussion on how stabilizer fins work and the changes required to alter the forces they generate.

Introduction of Quantum’s stabilizer controllers; principles and practice in their operation.

Stabilizer Control System:
Analysis of the hydraulic and electrical systems used to control stabilizer fin position, including component identification, activities during normal operations, and clues to detect
system faults.

Hydraulic Power Units:
Exploring Quantum’s hydraulic power units, standard operating procedures and identification and functionality
of components.

Hydraulic Power Unit
Control System:
Understanding the electrical control system for a typical power unit, including principles of operation, dissecting electrical schematics, and component identification.

Integrated Systems:
Introduction of integrated hydraulic systems, including their purpose and the benefits and consequences of their use. In depth review of hydraulic and electrical considerations, principles of operation, hydraulic and electrical components and their function.

XT Systems:
Introduction of Quantum’s Extendable (XT) Fin system. Review of the principles behind XT operation and corresponding advantages for ship stability. Exploring the principles of hydraulic and electrical control of XT fins, normal system operations, and components used.

Introduction of Quantum’s maintenance schedule, typical system inspections, and practice in performing the following maintenance tasks:

Hull unit greasing
Oil contamination control
Relieve system pressure
Gas charging
Tapered pin adjustment

Enrollment Information

Payment Information:

Once the completed enrollment form is submitted to Quantum, Quantum will issue an invoice for the course. Enrollment is secured only after payment is received. Payment can be made by check, wire transfer, or credit card. For security reasons, Quantum only accepts credit card information via phone.

Cancellation/Postponement Policy:

We realize that plans change and it may be necessary to cancel your reservation. Because we are provisioning resources and making special arrangements for each training session, we appreciate advanced written notice whenever you have to make or change your reservation.

You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a course at no penalty. Please just notify us in advance of the substitute individual’s name, contact information, and physical or dietary restrictions.

If you opt to cancel your reservation, the course fee will be refunded, minus a penalty fee. The penalty amount is a percentage of the paid course fee, and is determined by timeliness to course start date:

30 days or more prior to course start date 0%

30-5 days prior to course start date 10%

We apologize, but we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made within 5 business days prior the start date. Enrolled participants who do not attend class and do not provide advance notice of cancellation or postponement will forfeit the entire course fee.

You may transfer your registration to the same course at a later date, provided we receive written notice at least two (2) weeks prior to start date of the currently enrolled course. You may reschedule to any available course date within twelve (12) months of the original course.

Please fill out the form below, or email Quantum Training Manager Gwen Benoit  for more information, pricing, availability, or courses tailored for your specific time or need.

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