Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 MARL6017A, 'Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Evaluate steam plant efficiency


Combustion efficiency from flue gas constituents is assessed


Steam and fuel consumption to obtain heating efficiency is analysed


Causes of loss of steam plant efficiency are evaluated


Requirements of inert gas generation of boiler plant are determined


Interpret complex steam plant cycles


Operation, function and efficiency of dual pressure cycles and steam/steam generators are compared and contrasted


Operation of dual pressure and pass in/out turbines is explained


Evaluate boiler and steam plant repairs


Types and properties of materials used in boilers and steam plant are identified


Common component failures in boilers and steam plant are explained


Appropriate repairs for failed components in boilers and steam plant are determined


Constraints on engineering staff engaged in repairing boilers and steam plant are explained


Requirements to report defects in pressurised components of boilers are identified


Explain methods of auxiliary steam plant operation and control under variable conditions


Methods of steam pressure control while manoeuvring and possible adverse impacts are analysed


How dew point can be reached when operating at reduced power is examined


How low powers can limit steam production by exceeding pinch point is explained


Outline procedures surveying for boilers


Procedure for preparing a boiler for survey is explained


Boiler inspection procedure that would cover all possible problem areas is planned


Purpose and procedure for carrying out hydrostatic/hydraulic pressure tests and non destructive tests on auxiliary boilers are explained


Analyse procedures for protecting steam plant during off load conditions


Procedures for decommissioning and laying up a boiler for short and long intervals are compared


Processes for cleaning boilers are evaluated


Procedures for re-commissioning steam plant are explained


Chief Engineer responsibilities for setting lifting pressure of safety valves are outlined


Assess hazards of operating steam plant under adverse or faulty operating conditions


Potential hazards of boiler operation with contaminated feed water are assessed


Procedure for continuing boiler operation when contamination has exceeded acceptable limits is explained


Effects of operating boiler with insufficient water level are explained and actions to be taken under loss of water conditions are identified


Causes, consequences and relevant preventative measures associated with furnace explosions are analysed


Operating conditions that can lead to an economiser fire and actions that can be taken to prevent and control such fires are evaluated


Alternative methods for maintaining heating if a boiler or economiser has to be shut down are determined


Explain operation and maintenance of heat transfer oil systems


Operating procedures of heat transfer oil systems are explained


Hazards associated with heat transfer oil systems are analysed


Routine maintenance procedures associated with heat oil transfer systems are outlined