Main Sim - Engineering

Posted June 6, 2023, 9:43 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Maria (Chief Engineer) (D Inman)

Posted by Commander Dr. Royal Sinclair (Executive Officer) in Main Sim - Engineering

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Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Maria (Chief Engineer) in Main Sim - Engineering
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At the main engineering console two lights went off simultaneously. Preliminary diagnostics would reveal that a race condition had started in the power manifolds that supplied energy to the primary sickbay and science labs.

GM Wombat

Navale was walking past the main console in the course of her duties and paused seeing the lights. She pulled up the preliminary diagnostics and huffed out a breath. =/\=Huzzen to Maria. Chief we have a couple of check engine lights on the main console. Something is up with the power manifolds for primary sickbay and the science labs.=/\=

Lt Huzzen, eng

=^=Go ahead.=^= She waited to hear what the message was before her face scrunched up looking strange, she then tapped her badge again. =^=I’m on my way.=^=

The door to her office opened and Maria walked out of the office, as she had settled in to try to get a few clerical things settled after she had delved out enigneering teams to take care of some long overdue requests. She came out and headed over to the main console and looked herself and frowned. She tapped the console a few times to pull up a power route diagram. “Hmm… It seems that both the Science labs and Med bay are doing something that requires a lot of power draw, and the system is trying to figure out who it should distribute more power to. Or so I would think…” She then tapped a com button on the outer edge of the console.

=^=Engineering to Sickbay=^=

She paused for a response

=/\=Bonner here. How can we help you?=/\=

=^=What is going on down there? There seems to be a larger than normal power draw that is conflicting with something in the system.=^=

=/\=Nothing out of the ordinary. Sickbay is fairly quiet at the moment.=/\=


Maria’s face grew more concerned. When she spoke again the concern was evident in her voice.
=^= I see, if nothing too important is going on, we are going to try and cycle the power to see if that helps resolve the issue. It may get dark for a few moments. But things should be right back up right after.=^=

=/\=Acknowledged. Bonner out.=/\=


She then repeated the process with the science labs.

=^=Engineering to Science Labs=^=

She paused again for a response

=^=What is going on down there? There seems to be a larger than normal power draw that is conflicting with something in the system.=^=

OOC: cross posting

NE Stadtler answered the call.

=/\=Uh hello? This is Ensign Stadtler. Are you sure the power draw is coming from the lab? Have you tried turning it off and on again?=/\=

CSO Petrakos
=^= Ensign, this is Maria Chief Engineer. Doing so would mean that we momentarily cut power in the science labs. I was just making sure that you had nothing overly important going on. I would hate to ruin your important work.=^=
She anxiously thought between both answers, and looked thoughtful.

lt. J.G. Maria, CE


She then turned to Lt. Huzzen. “Would you start the process and reroute power to cycle it completely from both areas? Give it a 3 minute window before restoring power. Please.”

“Aye, Chief.” Navale moved over to the main center control table. She tapped at the controls pulling up the power schematics and setting up the power reroute for primary medical and the labs, making sure to divert from the affected relays. She set it for a three minute reset window. When she had it set up she tapped her combadge. =/\=Huzzen to Primary medical and Science labs. Cutting power…now.=/\= She tapped the controls and the power in both locations went dark. =/\=Power will restore in three minutes.=/\=

Lt Huzzen, eng
Then she turned to one of the other Ensigns that she thought she remember his name being Darius. He appeared at a quick glance to be a 6‘0 human male with short dark brown hair and even darker brown eyes. Maria called out to him. “Ensign… Darius was it?” He gave a nod in affirmation. Maria then continued to speak. “While that is going on can you please run a trace and see if we can try to isolate the pattern or issue as to why it’s caused this?”
Lt. J.G. Maria, CE

Darius started the trace as he was asked and started following it up the main power conduits to the labs in question, however, when the trace hit something it stopped. A closed circuit was preventing the trace from continuing onward. “Found our block Chief. Seems one of the breakers flipped, probably when the power went out to shunt the drain on the system. We may have to manually reset it. Looks like… Deck three forward.”

At Huzzen’s station the power went out as expected, and stayed out. After the three minutes had passed, any attempt to cycle the power was met with a fault, and unfortunately a different fault each time. Something fishy was going on but what?

GM Wombat

“Chief, we have a problem. The power won’t cycle back on. Every time I try I get a different fault code.” Navale rerouted, ran diagnostics and reset whatever was needed to clear the faults.

Huzzen, eng

Maria blinked, and sighed. “Make sure that the enviromental systems remain opperational in those compartments. It may be that conduit that was found on the trace, do we have any teams near the area that are assigned to nonessential work?” She aksed as she looked between the two.
Lt. J.G. Maria, CE

“On it,” Navale responded pulling the display for the environmental systems in primary sickbay to one of the main screens. “Sickbay has its own stand alone back-ups, but should I cycle to secondary power?”

At the last question about work teams, Huzzen tipped her head to the side. “I think Devin’s team is near there.” Navale really wasn’t sure. She read the duty assignments, but hadn’t memorized it.

Huzzen, eng

The doors to Engineering opened and a large figure walked inside wearing the red of Command… the new XO. “Lieutenant Maria, report please.” he said as he walked directly to her. “We are getting all kinds of power fluctuations in Sickbay and the Labs. Any idea what’s going on?”

Sinclair, XO

Maria turned and some of the color drained out of her face as she came to a sort of attentive stance. “Well, we had an alarm trip from Sickbay, and the Science labs.. it seemed that something happened that caused a compentition for power between the two areas. We tried to cycle power away from both areas to see if that would clear the compete. But now we can not cycle power back to the areas. We ran a trace and found that one of the junctions was tripped, and would have to be reset manually. We were just checking to see if there was a team in the affected area and were going to either deploy the nearest team, or gsther a team hereand deploy to the area. Once the junction is reset hopefuly we will be able to get the power back to those areas Sir.” She said as quickly as could be understood.
Lt. J.G. Maria,CE

Sinclair nodded and said “Okay. Was the junction tripped automically? Or did someone or something trip it? And do we know what caused the power Flux to begin with?” he asked. He wasn’t scolding or judgemental, he seemed to simply be asking for information. As he asked, he moved to a console and began running a trace program, but not an Engineering one… this was a Security check of power distribution administration requests over the past three standard days.

Sinclair, XO

Maria shook her head “Based on the fact that we had just received a warning, and when we ran diagnostics it showed that there was a race condition that had started between the two. I commed to both areas, and neither area was doing anything that they claimed. So seeing as nothing was going on, the start was to see if taking the power away would eliminate the race condition, as there would no longer be a competition between the two. I would think that the junction tripped automatically when we cycled the power away but I am unsure at this moment. All we can tell from here is that we can not restore the junction from here and need to do so manually. I was hoping that our trace earlier would have given us some info on it. Once we restore the junction I had planned on running it again.” She said as took out her PADD and pulled up the list of teams on assignment, and began to search to see if any teams were near the affected junction.
Lt. J.G. Maria, CE

For teams near the affected area, that would be whomever the CE had assigned to that location (OOC: You can use NEs if you want or real characters, I leave that to you).

The security check though showed a lot of activity in that section but nothing that would trigger any alarms. Lots of engineers entering the tubes around those junctions, and levels above and below but all had pre-authorized work statements and none of them were anything to do with the power relays. Most of it was related to routine maintenance activities required of hospital ships. However, dating back to the trip to Unroth III, there was a slow but steady increase of power demand on that level.

GM Wombat

Sinclair pointed to the display and said “Chief, what do you make of this?” and indicated the powerr draw.

Sinclair, XO

Maria walked over to the console, and looked at the display. She frowned and her face scrunched up which made her look like she thought about the answer. After a few moments of silence, she looked to him. “One of two things… either the parts to the EPS on that level have degraded to a point where they are no longer efficent… or.... Well, We have a stow away on that level that has patched into the EPS grid…” She said her voice sounded like she deffintly didn’t like either idea though she would be less upset with the first. She taps the console a few times, and looks up to see when the last time the EPS manifold and junctions for the deck had been maintenanced and / or replaced.
Lt. J.G. Maria, CE

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