Assessment OICEW-5-2D

Boiler water test

Assessed in EN-3131 Steam Generators


In an approved simulator, laboratory, or aboard a ship, given access to a boiler water sample and test equipment.

Performance Requirements

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

Describe the purpose of boiler water testing

Describes the consequences of failure to maintain boiler water quality

Test the boiler water

Conduct the following boiler water tests:

  • amerzine test
  • phosphate test
  • phenolphthalein alkalinity test
  • total alkalinity test
  • chloride test
  • conductivity test

Evaluate the test results

Compare results to operational limits

Recommend corrective actions, if necessary

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

A4.3 Preparation, operation, fault detection and necessary measures to prevent damage for the following machinery items and control systems:

  1. main engine and associated auxiliaries
  2. steam boiler and associated auxiliaries and steam systems
  3. auxiliary prime movers and associated systems
  4. other auxiliaries, including refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation systems

Boiler water test

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00