Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of marine control systems and automation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MARL026, 'Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of marine control systems and automation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Analyse open and closed loop systems

1.1

Open loop systems are distinguished from closed loop systems

1.2

Closed loop manual, time based automatic open loop and feed forward open loop are explained

2

Explain principles and operation of pneumatic control element and systems

2.1

Operation of a nozzle flapper and pneumatic amplifier unit is analysed and applied to transmitters, basic controllers and valve positioners

2.2

Control air supply system is defined

2.3

Principle of operation of direct and reverse acting pneumatic relays and application is clarified

2.4

Application of computing relays is analysed

3

Compare temperature transmitters

3.1

Pneumatic temperature transmitter is defined

3.2

Effect of changes in ambient temperature on thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors (RTD) is explained

3.3

Testing procedures and methods of simulation for both RTDs and thermocouples are explained

3.4

Characteristics and application of thermistors are outlined

4

Analyse application of differential pressure

transmitters

4.1

Application of differential pressure transmitters on board ships is confirmed

4.2

Arrangements of differential pressure transmitters for measurement of liquid levels in both closed and open tanks are explained

4.3

Mechanics for viscosity measurement using a differential pressure transmitter are analysed

4.4

Principle of using a differential pressure transmitter for flow measurement and the need for a square root extractor is explained

4.5

Use of a differential pressure transmitter for flow measurement is compared and contrasted with other types of meters

5

Explain engine room monitoring systems

5.1

Application of different speed sensing systems is analysed

5.2

Operating principles of torque monitoring systems applied to propeller shafting are explained

5.3

Arrangements of shaft power and indicated power monitoring are compared

5.4

Horizontal and vertical float level systems are compared with other tank level monitoring system in common use

5.5

Operating principle of oil-water interface sensor is explained

5.6

Methods of bearing temperature monitoring applied to diesel engine rotating parts are outlined

5.7

Machinery space monitoring and alarm system from a central control room are outlined

6

Explain procedure for transmitter calibration

6.1

Procedure for transmitter calibration for both pneumatic and electronic transmitters is applied

6.2

Test equipment is used for transmitter calibration

6.3

Relationship between process variables and output signals is demonstrated in a graph

6.4

Effects of transmitter dead band are defined

7

Explain operation of pneumatic 3 term controller and controller adjustment procedures

7.1

Common controller actions and applications are outlined

7.2

Operating principle of pneumatic 3 term controllers is outlined

7.3

Procedure for adjusting 3 term pneumatic controllers is applied and effects if incorrectly adjustment are explained

7.4

Typical controller settings for a PID controller are detailed

7.5

Integrated hand/auto station and 3 term controller are outlined and bumpless transfer is demonstrated

8

Explain actuators and control valves

8.1

Arrangements to provide fail safe requirements are outlined

8.2

Control valve and actuator are explained

8.3

Different types of actuators are identified

8.4

Operating principle of pneumatic valve positioners is explained

9

Analyse operation of hydraulic governors

9.1

Operating principle of proportional action hydraulic governors is explained

9.2

Importance of spring stiffness in relation to response is clarified

9.3

Purpose of an isochronous governor is outlined

9.4

Principle of operation of an isochronous hydraulic governor is outlined

9.5

Governor droop and its requirements for stable load sharing and engine stability is explained

10

Interpret electronic systems circuit diagrams

10.1

Electrical symbols commonly used in electronic circuits and sub-circuits are defined

10.2

Printed and colour codes used in electronic circuits are defined

10.3

Operation and maintenance manuals commonly used in the fault finding electronic circuits are used correctly

11

Explain basic operation of programmable logic controllers

11.1

Principles and operation of integrated circuit gates are explained

11.2

Operational function of input/output devices connected to a digital programmable logic controller is detailed

11.3

Methods of operation of flip flops, adders, counters, multiplexers and decoders are outlined

11.4

Methods employed when changing set point values in a digital programmable logic controller are outlined

12

Explain typical machinery space control loops and unmanned machinery spaces requirements

12.1

Fuel oil heating, LO cooling and JW cooling loop showing cascade and split range systems are outlined

12.2

Fuel oil viscosity control loop is outlined

12.3

Common methods of boiler water control and simple combustion control with burner management for an auxiliary boiler are outlined

12.4

Requirements and system arrangements for bridge control of main propulsion machinery including change over from local to bridge are explained

12.5

Common pressure control loops found in a ship’s engine room are identified

12.6

Unmanned machinery spaces (UMS) requirements are outlined

12.7

Troubleshooting procedures associated with control systems are outlined

12.8

Procedures for software version control are outlined