Aboard a dead ship or in simulator, given access to generator and proper tools, approved instruction, and safe working environment.

Performance requirement

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

Check that system is ready to start

Meet requirements of OICEW-7-1B

Start the generator

Turn generator mode selector switch to manual

Turn generator starting switch to start

Check that generator starts properly


  • oil pressure rises
  • air dampers open
  • voltage and frequency rises
  • jacket water temperature stabilizes

Operate generator to achieve conditions suitable for synchronization

Adjust generator to normal operating speed

Place voltage regulator in manual

Excite field

Adjust frequency to 60 hz

Adjust voltage to 120V

synchronize incoming generator with bus

Turn on synchroscope

Match voltage and frequency with bus

Close main breaker when generators are in phase

Turn off synchroscope

Adjust load on incoming generator

Transfer voltage regulator to automatic

Balance active (kw) load

Balance reactive (kvar) load


Assessed in EN‑3233 Steam and Gas Turbines.


  1. Table A-III/1 OICEW-B1.1
  2. NVIC 17-14 Task 6.1.A

See the Assessment Guidelines for additional specifications of behavior and standards.