Assessment OICEW-5-3B

Respond to boiler high water alarm

Assessed in EN-3233 Steam and Gas Turbines


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:

Monitor the simulated plant

Respond to alarm

Acknowledge the alarm

Confirm alarm condition

Assess cause of alarm condition

Blow down boiler to decrease water level to safe value

Correct situation by, as appropriate:

  • decreasing feed pump supply pressure
  • adjusting feedwater regulator set point
  • etc.

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

Respond to boiler high water alarm

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00