Assessment OICEW-5-1D

Start air compressor

Assessed in EN-2111 Auxiliary Machinery II


Using an approved simulator, in the laboratory, or aboard ship and given access to an air compressor.

Performance Requirements

Behavior Standard
The student will: During assessment, the student shall, at a minimum:

Check unit for readiness to start

Inspect mechanical condition of equipment

Observe sufficient lubricating oil

Blow down receiver and moisture traps

On water cooled units, verify coolant flow

Line-up compressor

Verify compressor discharge valve is open

Start compressor

press start button

verify control set to automatic

Monitor operation of air compressor

Verify operation of unloader

Verify operation of cut-in and cut-out switches

Supports Table A-III/1 officers in charge of an engineering watch

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems

A4.1 Basic construction and operation principles of machinery systems, including:

  1. marine diesel engine
  2. marine steam turbine
  3. marine gas turbine
  4. marine boiler
  5. shafting installations, including propeller
  6. other auxiliaries, including various pumps, air compressor, purifier, fresh water generator, heat exchanger, refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation systems
  7. steering gear
  8. automatic control systems
  9. fluid flow and characteristics of lubricating oil, fuel oil and cooling systems
  10. deck machinery

Start air compressor

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00