Aboard a ship, in port or underway, or in an approved simulator or laboratory, given proper equipment.

Performance requirement

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

Identify and Describe components of boiler burner and register


  • Burner and nozzle tip
  • Steam atomization header root valve
  • Steam atomization burner valve
  • Fuel oil header root valve
  • Fuel oil burner valve
  • Register air damper
  • Flame Scanner and controls
  • Safety gear

Change Over burner

Determine which burner will be taken out of service

Determine which burner will be lit off

Insure availability of steam atomization and fuel oil

Insert clean burner

Line up fuel and steam atomization

Light off clean burner

Secure dirty burner

Remove dirty burner and drain burner of residual fuel oil

Clean and Maintain burner

Steam clean dirty burner

Disassemble and clean burner parts as necessary

Inspect nozzle tips

Reassemble burner


Assessed in EN‑3131 Steam Generators.


  1. Table A-III/4 RFPEW-A2.1
  2. NVIC 07-14 Task 3.1.A

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