Assessment OICEW-5-3A

Check boiler water level

Assessed in EN-2231 Sea Term II: Marine Engineering


In an approved simulator or aboard a ship in port or at anchor, given access to a main or auxiliary boiler.

Performance Requirements

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

Describe means for determining boiler water level

Describe all available means:

  • boiler gage glass
  • digital readout next to periscope
  • digital readout on upper control console
  • auxiliary feedwater regulator bailey controller
  • main feedwater regulator bailey controller

Describe the consequences of high and low water

Monitor boiler water level

Monitor for a minimum of 1 hour

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

Check boiler water level

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00