NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

For keeping a safe boiler watch: Maintain the correct water levels and steam pressures

RFPEW-A2.1 Safe operation of boilers

Condition Behavior Standard

On a motor or gas turbine vessel, on a simulator, or in a laboratory,

the candidate, in manual mode, maintains auxiliary (waste heat or oil-fired) boiler water level and steam pressures.

Note 3

Not performing this task will limit the candidate’s endorsement to motor and/or gas-turbine propelled vessels without waste-heat or auxiliary boilers.

The candidate will:

  1. Maintains the water level of the boiler within +/- 2 inches of the specified level using appropriate manual control technology available;
  2. Maintains the steam pressure of the boiler within +/- 5% of the specified pressure using appropriate manual control technology available; and
  3. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 3.1.B , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-4E3I Monitor and operate auxiliary boiler