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 steam vessel, or in a laboratory,

the candidate changes out burners for a main- propulsion boiler.

Note 1

Not performing this task will limit the candidate’s endorsement to motor and/or gas-turbine propelled vessels only.

This task is not required for steam propulsion and no limitation will be placed on the steam vessel endorsement if this task is not completed.

The candidate:

  1. Checks to ensure that a properly cleaned and assembled atomizer assembly is available;
  2. Closes burner atomizer fuel valve (or valves),burner atomizer steam valve, and air register doors as appropriate;
  3. Loosens applicable connections, withdraw the burner atomizer assembly and transfer same to burner atomizer cleaning bench;
  4. Transfers the clean burner atomizer to the boiler front and insert the clean burner;
  5. Tightens all connections;
  6. Opens the air register doors , burner atomizer fuel valve (or valves, and burner atomizer steam valve, as appropriate ;
  7. Observes the flame and adjust the air-fuel ratio as necessary;
  8. Ensures that all oil drippings are promptly wiped up; and
  9. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 3.1.D(S) , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment RFPEW-5-2E Change and clean burner