NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Operate electrical, electronic and control systems

OICEW-B1.1 Basic configuration and operation principles of the following electrical, electronic and control equipment,

Preparing, starting, paralleling and changing over generators

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel of at least 1,000 HP or simulator, or in a laboratory,

the candidate plans for and conducts a pre- start-up inspection, and start a diesel generator engine, describing actions as they are being performed.

Note 5

A candidate who does not perform this task will receive an endorsement that is not valid for motor vessels.

The candidate:

  1. Inspects the generator for loose cable connections, brush rigging as fitted, and foreign or loose items that may damage the unit during start-up;

  2. Inspects the governor terminal shafts and linkages and the generator bearing houses for indications of lubrication leaks;

  3. Manually trips the over-speed to prevent fuel rack operation;

  4. Checks the lube-oil level in the sumps and adds lube oil as necessary;

  5. Checks the water level in the freshwater expansion tank and adds makeup water;

  6. Ensures start air receiver is charged, hydraulic accumulator is charged, or batteries are charged as appropriate and lines up starting system accordingly in preparation for engine starting;

  7. Checks the fuel oil level in the day tank and transfers fuel as necessary. Lines up fuel system and primes system if necessary;

  8. Resets the trip and determines if the mechanism operates without binding;

  9. Starts the engine and checks temperatures and pressures;

  10. Correctly describes actions as they are being performed; and

  11. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 6.1.B , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-7-1B Inspect and start a diesel engine
  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-7-1A Start emergency generator
  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-7-1D Connect ship service diesel generator to main switchboard