NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Operate electrical, electronic and control systems

OICEW-B1.3 Basic configuration and operation principles of the following electrical, electronic and control equipment

Various automatic control methodologies and characteristics

Proportional- Integral- Derivative (PID) control characteristics and associated system devices for process control

Condition Behavior Standard

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

the candidate describes the fundamentals of automation and control system technology.


The assessment is required for all OICEW endorsements regardless of any limitations for propulsion mode and/or vessel equipment.

The candidate:

  1. Identifies and describes the function of components in a motor controller, combustion control system, or feedback control circuit;

  2. Explains the terms:

    a. Zero;

    b. Live zero;

    c. Gain and;

    d. Span;

  3. Identifies the uses and problems of the following controls:

    a. On/off;

    b. Proportional;

    c. Integral;

    d. Derivative;

    e. Split range; and

    f. Cascade.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 17-14 Task 6.3.A , MMA students must: