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U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« on: November 02, 2016, 01:14:06 PM »
Summary

The heart of the ship, Main Engineering has the equipment to manage and maintain every system on board. Along with the Bridge, Main engineering is the most crucial location on the ship.



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Just inside of the doors on Deck 8 is an observation area where technicians monitor various systems of the ship. Centered in this area, is a floor-mounted situational display similar to the Master Systems Display found on the Bridge. Affectionately referred to as the ‘pool table’, the Chief Engineer can use the display to more easily get an overall view of the condition of the ships engines and other systems with a glance.

Directly behind the 'pool table' is the warp core and its main control systems. Circular in shape, the room is an outgrowth of the Galaxy class design and is exceedingly functional in order to save space . Consoles are mounted on every piece of ‘real estate’ around the circumference of the room and provide primary control access for the engineers and technicians. Also located in this area is the Matter/Anti-Matter Assembly (M/ARA) and the Matter/Anti-Matter Reaction Chamber (M/ARC). This system is checked on a regular basis. Access to the warp core is restricted and is accessed via a front port for the Dilithium matrix as well as an overhead port for access to the warp plasma conduits.

To the port side of Main Engineering, there is a work area and further control panels. The Chief Engineer’s Office is located just off of this area. The Impulse Engine and all of its control systems are also located in this section of Main Engineering.

The second tier of catwalks which ring the second level of Main Engineering on deck 7 is accessed by a pair of ladders located on the opposite ends of the catwalk. Backup controls are located and monitored from these catwalks.

Access panels leading to Jefferies Tubes which wind throughout the ship are located at various points on both the first and second tier Engineering spaces.

The typical crew complement in Main Engineering consists of three engineers and seven technicians of various grades. During Red or Yellow Alert, that number is increased and is supplemented by a security team. It is also protected at three points with blast doors for internal and external security threats, which can be supplemented with up to level ten force fields for additional protection.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2016, 02:21:36 PM by SymonDrayson »


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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 08:09:14 PM »
After his family got settled in their quarters, Kasey made his way down to main engineering to check things out. The Valhalla was a bit smaller than the Callisto, but was designed for a much different purpose. The Luna Class was designed as a ship of science, while the Valhalla class was an attack cruiser. That meant there were several systems not present on the Callisto, or that operated in a different manner. Even if the two ships were the same class, Kasey knew each individual ship operated differently than the other.

   Entering Main Engineering, he was greeted by the familiar sight and sound of the ship's engines and various monitoring stations. While having jumped around in careers, there was something comforting about the hum of the room. As he approached the main computer display, he was intercepted by an Andorian Lt.


“Afternoon sir, may I help you?”


From his brief study of the personnel files, he recognized her as Shrerao Zh'zaanol, who would serve as the assistant chief engineer aboard the Valhalla. While he would eventually want to the learn the names and faces of the entire engineering staff, at the moment Kasey chose to focus on those who had experience with the Valhalla class.

“Afternoon Lt., you’re just the person I was looking for. Lt Commander Huxley, I’m the new Chief Engineer. Considering you have 3 years of experience with the Valhalla, I’m hoping you can show me around Engineering.”


Sherarao smiled as the two shook hands.
“Of course, welcome aboard sir...”
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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 12:36:45 AM »
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--/\--Ship wide Announcement--/\--

{ Captain Scot Harvath }

"Attention, this is the Captain. All senior staff please report to the briefing room at once. All departments make preparations for departure and file status reports with the Executive Officer. That is all."


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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 11:25:57 AM »
Kasey was touring main engineering when the call came over the intercom for a senior staff meeting.

"That's my cue. Lt Zh'zaanol, I trust you can finalize the status report."

The Andorian nodded.
"Of course. It will be ready in less than five minutes. See you after the meeting."

Departing main engineering, Kasey left for the briefing room.

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 06:56:09 PM »
Most of the systems on the ship were the same ones he was familiar with, however there was one that was unfamiliar. It was also the system that was giving him the most trouble when it came to upgrades. Something about the Sensor Masking System that didn’t want to get along well with the other systems on the ship.
   He had encountered what was likely a predecessor of the system on the Phalanx several years ago. However his time on the Phalanx was simply for the purpose of transportation to the Callisto, so he never fully explored their engineering systems.
   Unlike a regular cloaking device which hid the ship from both sensors and visual scans, the sensor masking system worked more to scramble incoming sensor scans. The searching vessel might still know someone was out there, but wouldn't have more detailed information than that. That’s assuming they were actively searching for the Valhalla. Passive sensors wouldn’t register anything than standard background radiation. At least that’s how it was supposed to work. Kasey had run several simulations which showed everything working as planned. Now it was time to put theory to real life test.

“Activating the SMS in five seconds.”

At the designated time, the proper buttons were pressed and the system was activated.

At first all went according to plan, the station reported a change in their sensor readings in the area of space occupied by the Valhalla. After leaving the system running for a few minutes, several alarms rang out in engineering.
“All sensors offline, and engine power is dropping an average of 4% a minute.”

Shutting down the masking system, the engineering team went to work figuring out the connection.

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 02:50:24 PM »
=/\="Engineering,  this is Commander McAines on the bridge.  Is all well there?  We are showing some odd readings."=/\=

Engineering had shut down the masking system, and already started diagnostics when the call from the bridge came through. Kasey glanced at the clock, it didn't take them that long to make the inquiry, but a bit longer than he expected.

=/\= Huxley to Bridge, something with the masking system is interfering with sensors and engines. Engines are already back to full power, and we expect sensors to be back up and running in a minute or two. I already have a team working on the problem.=/\=

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 08:18:41 AM »
**from bridge**

"Thank you, Commander Huxley.  Let us know if you need anything of us."

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 08:32:01 AM »
He considered if he wanted to ask for assistance from the Bridge. Granted he wasn't real familiar with the masking system, but there were others in engineering who knew more about how the system operated.

=/\= Roger that bridge. We'll make it a priority. If you know of anyone not on the engineering staff who is an expert in the sensor masking system, we welcome their assistance. Engineering out.=/\=

Once he received the reply from the bridge, Kasey went back to work.
"Lt Zh'zaanol, grab whoever you need from the engineering staff to get the sensor masking system working properly. If you need outside assistance, let me know and I'll route the request up the chain. First priority is figuring out why it interferes with engines. I'm guessing they share some of the same EPS conduits, if that's true reroute one or both systems."

When the Lt moved to put together a team, Kasey continued checking other systems before the ship's departure.

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 12:25:47 AM »
=/\= Comm system Communication =/\=

{ Captain Harvath }

"Engine room. This is the Captain. Report. What is the status of the sensor masking system?"



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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 11:53:01 AM »
Of course the Captain would chime in asking for an update. It was common for them to ask for information directly, even if others on their staff had just received the same update. Why that was, he wasn't sure.

=/\= The sensor masking system is causing interference with other systems. I already have a team working on a solution. =/\=

A few minutes later, another call from the bridge came in. This time with a proposed solution to the problem. It was a simple enough solution, they could try it without any major effort on their part.

=/\= Roger that Bridge. We'll take it under advisement, thank you for the advice. Engineering out. =/\=

Closing the comm channel, Kasey walked over to where Zh'zaanol and her team were working on the problem.

"How's it going?"


"We're in the middle of rerouting the EPS conduits. Even if that isn't the main problem, it should reduce the chances of other incidents down the line. We speculate that it's too much power for both the engines and the masking system to handle at one time. As for the sensors themselves, we're still chasing down leads."

"Good, that seems to match what the bridge just told me. Once you're done with the EPS conduits reduce power to the masking system by 15% and recalibrate the sensors. Once that's done we'll run another test before moving on to a ship-wide evaluation of the holographic emitters."

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 12:08:15 PM »
=/\= Comm system Communication =/\=

{ Captain Harvath }

"Very well Commander, keep me informed. We will be departing within the hour so your work will have to continue while en route to our rendezvous. Bridge out."


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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 09:26:07 PM »

Upon leaving Starbase Unity the U.S.S. Valhalla set course to rendezvous with the S.S. Timbuktu, a freighter, whose Captain has agreed to carry Roxanne Dane, as well as messages from Starbase Unity updating Starfleet Command on the situation in the Gamma Quadrant, to Deep Space 9.


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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2017, 06:58:45 PM »


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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 09:28:05 PM »
As the ship dropped out of warp near the Nebula, the engineering staff switched gears. As there had been several upgrades to various systems, one aspect was to analyze the various engineering logs collected during their journey at warp speed. It would help them locate any imbalances or other problems within the various subsystems that as a whole comprised the warp drive.

Their other main focus was preparing for any eventualities that would arise from their present location. Almost guaranteed was that Science and/or Ops would want to take detailed readings of the Nebula. Therefore, extra resource allocation was prioritized for the sensor systems. Primary systems still had their normal power, but some of the secondary systems would be at reduced operations. 

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Re: U.S.S. Valhalla (NCC-18000) Main Engineering
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 10:41:21 PM »
<<Main Engineering Compartment>>

The ship rocked with an explosion causing several terminals in engineering to overload and explode, but causing no real damage. As technicians dealt with the overloaded terminals, phaser fire could be heard in the corridor outside. Seconds later two security guards burst through the door leading into the engineering space dragging a wounded comrade, "Secure engineering now. Mutineers are trying to take the ship." shouted one of the guards as the door closed.


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