Assessment OICEW-7-1B

Pre-start inspection of diesel generator

Assessed in EN-4131 Internal Combustion Engines II


Aboard ship, in the laboratory, or in an approved simulator given access to proper equipment and manufacturer’s technical manual.

Performance Requirements

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

Check mechanical condition of engine


  • machine is mechanically ready to run
  • no oil or water leaks observed

Check engine lubrication

Check dipstick for sufficient oil

Check engine cooling

Check expansion tank for sufficient water

Check no obstructions blocking cooling fan

Check engine fuel system

Check level in fuel tank

Verify alignment of fuel system

Check engine starting system

For hydraulic start:

  • check accumulator pressure
  • verify system alignment

For Electric start:

  • verify battery is properly connected
  • close battery switch

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

A4.1 Basic construction and operation principles of machinery systems, including:

  1. marine diesel engine
  2. marine steam turbine
  3. marine gas turbine
  4. marine boiler
  5. shafting installations, including propeller
  6. other auxiliaries, including various pumps, air compressor, purifier, fresh water generator, heat exchanger, refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation systems
  7. steering gear
  8. automatic control systems
  9. fluid flow and characteristics of lubricating oil, fuel oil and cooling systems
  10. deck machinery

Pre-start inspection of diesel generator

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00