Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine steam turbines and main boilers

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 MARL035, 'Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine steam turbines and main boilers'.
Google Links
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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.


Analyse methods of improving plant efficiency


Increase in Rankine efficiency of plant by increasing the pressure and temperature is analysed


How regenerative feed heating and steam reheating increases overall plant efficiency is shown on an enthalpy/entropy diagram


Efficiency calculations and performance evaluation for boilers, turbines, feed systems and total plant are performed


Analyse changes in feed system that occur during fluctuating loads


Changes that occur during fluctuating loads are identified, detailing how make up to system and dump from system are performed


Condenser level control methods, how condenser is supported and how expansion stresses are avoided are explained


Loss of efficiency when heat transfer rate is interrupted is explained


Test procedure to identify leaks in a condenser is created


Types, features, common defects and maintenance requirements of two-stage and super cavitating extraction pumps are compared and contrasted


Effects of air leaks in feed system and ineffective air removal in air ejector are explained


Operation of a vacuum pump for air removal from a condenser is explained


Operation of a turbo feed pump differential pressure governor taking into account constant pressure, increasing pressure and decreasing pressure differential governing is explained


Alarms, shutdowns, automatic cut-in arrangements and testing of over speed trips for a boiler feed pump are outlined


Analyse design and construction of high-pressure water tube boilers and ancillary equipment


Temperature load relationships and temperature control of superheater are analysed


Operation of superheater with parallel, contra and cross flow of gas/steam flow is predicted


Correct material for high temperature operation of superheater tubes and headers is identified


Tube fixing and support arrangements for superheater elements are explained


Burner tip design and operation for steam atomising oil burners are compared


Features of a three-element water level control system and relationship with burner management system are outlined


Operation of a combustion control system fitted with cross limits on air and fuel is explained


Analyse operation, maintenance and performance of high-pressure water tube boilers and ancillary equipment


Warm through procedure and checks to be carried out before connecting boiler to range are explained


How boiler is laid up for short and/or long periods is explained


Actions required after oil or salt water contamination are detailed


Chemical cleaning procedure to remove scale and oil deposits from internal surfaces of a boiler is explained


Tube failures are identified and suitable methods of repair are selected


Defects that can occur in economisers and how they can be repaired are listed


Maintenance inspection procedures to prevent superheater and economise fires are produced


Procedure to combat soot and steam/iron fires in generating banks, superheaters and economisers is outlined


Coordinate and congruent feed water treatment is illustrated on a caustic/phosphate graph


Different feedwater tests, procedure for each test and appropriate chemical treatments are explained


Program for an internal and external survey of a water tube boiler is compiled, defects that may be found and repair methods that will enable boiler to be returned to service are listed


Procedure for setting lift, adjusting blow-down of safety valves and carrying out an accumulation test on a boiler is outlined


Operation, desired temperature range and correct cleaning and maintenance requirements for tube and regenerative air heaters are detailed


Preparation and procedure for conducting hydraulic testing of a high pressure water tube boiler is explained


Analyse turbine operation, maintenance and performance


Relationship between sequential nozzle operation and bar lift in steam turbines is explained


Principle of operation of different trips and cut-outs is explained


Differentiation is made between resonance and critical speed, and their effect on the turbine operation is explained


Types of turbine vibration and where each type is found in a turbine is analysed


System torsional vibration and effect of operating at critical speeds and in-built design elements required to avoid critical speeds are explained


Back pressure and self-condensing turbo alternators are compared


Governor system is explained


Turbine control systems are explained


Procedure for opening up turbine for survey, routine checks of blades, casings, rotors, bearings, glands, drains and the reassembly of turbine is explained


Procedure for straightening a bowed turbine rotor is outlined


Evaluate turbine-gearing performance


Single and double reduction gearing systems are compared and contrasted


Features and applications of double helical involute gear teeth are outlined


Advantages and disadvantages of single and double locked train gearboxes are analysed


Construction and reason for installing flexible couplings in gearing system is explained


Features, functions and applications of star, planetary and solar epicyclic gearing are compared and contrasted


Space savings resulting from use of epicyclic gearing are analysed