Assessment OICEW-5-3C

Respond to boiler low 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 alarms

Acknowledge the alarm

Confirm alarm condition

Assess cause of alarm condition

Correct situation by, as appropriate:

  • Increasing feed pump supply pressure
  • Opening auxiliary feed valve
  • 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 low water alarm

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00