Engineering Knowledge General
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Management level (STCW Reg. III/2)
>> Candidates should have knowledge of current and emerging technologies, practises and operation techniques required for the operation and maintenance of machinery, equipment and ship structure usually in charge of the Chief Engineering officer.
>> Candidates are required to understand the legal and management responsibilities of the rank of Chief Engineer officer.
>> Candidates should be well acquainted with machinery and boiler causalities which may occur at sea and be able to state how these can be prevented or remedied.
The candidate to have knowledge of the following:
I. Materials used in marine engineering and ship construction.
II. Control, automation and alarm systems associated with marine equipment.
III. Operation, testing and maintenance of auxiliary equipment and systems.
IV. Operation, testing and maintenance of electrical equipment.
V. Operation, testing and maintenance of marine propulsion plant using steam as power.
VI. Operation, testing and maintenance of marine propulsion plant using internal combustion engines as power.
VII. Safety and security of the crew and vessel.
VIII. Legal powers, responsibilities and administrative duties of a Chief Engineer.
IX. Vessel construction and maintaining seaworthiness.
The candidate will be able to:
1. Describe the use of metals, materials, liquids, gases and vapours used in marine engineering and ship construction with reference to their physical properties.
2. Identify cause of failure and describe failure mechanisms and testing of common materials used in marine engineering and ship construction.
3. Describe processes to which component parts of machinery and equipment are subjected which are relevant to their operation, explaining why these processes are required.
4. Describe the principles of operation of monitoring and measuring devices associated with marine equipment, giving examples of their use based on an analysis of their characteristics.
5. Describe the operation, testing and maintenance of automatic control systems for engineering plant.
6. Describe the operation, testing and maintenance of auxiliary systems, analysing possible faults and explaining their remedy, including:
6.1. propulsion transmission systems, including thrust and shaft bearings, stern tubes and propellers;
6.2. pumping systems including pollution prevention equipment and systems;
6.3. steering and stabilising systems, including bow thrusters and rudders;
6.4. refrigeration and air conditioning systems;
6.5. fresh water production, conditioning and storage systems;
6.6. deck machinery and cargo handling systems;
6.7. air compressors, receivers and associated equipment;
6.8. auxiliary diesel engines and associated equipment;
7. Explain the principles of the operation, testing and maintenance of electrical equipment, including:
7.1. alternators and generators, including excitation, voltage control, load sharing and protection;
7.2. motors, including starting;
7.3. distribution systems, their arrangement and protection of supplies;
8. Describe methods of fault finding, analyse symptoms and suggest methods of rectification of faults in electrical systems.