Assessment OICEW-8-2B

Reciprocating pump maintenance

Assessed in EN-2111 Auxiliary Machinery II


Aboard ship or in workshop, given a reciprocating pump and other equipment, manuals and specifications needed to complete the task.

Performance Requirements

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

Disassemble reciprocating pump

Inspect all parts for wear and deterioration

Check the following:

  • packing
  • gaskets
  • piston and cylinders
  • valves and valve seats

Repair reciprocating pump

Replace parts as necessary to bring pump to manufacturers specifications

Reassemble reciprocating pump

Replace and adjust seals/gaskets as necessary

Adjust valve tappets for proper operation

Test reciprocating pump

Operate under load and inspect for abnormalities

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

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment

C2.3 Maintenance and repair, such as dismantling, adjustment and reassembling of machinery and equipment

Reciprocating pump maintenance

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00