Unit 15. Surveying Large Vessel Main Engines


This module is designed to assist the student to develop the skills required to conduct a survey of a ship’s machinery.

The primary focus of this module is to offer an introduction to the engine and associated propulsion installations typically encountered in large commercial vessel applications, which intends to provide an overview of the engineering aspects of the modern ship and define the role and responsibilities of the Marine Engineering Surveyor.

The survey of main machinery will generally be on the basis of non-intrusive examination of equipment. Key considerations when inspecting any piece of equipment are its efficacy and condition; it must be ascertained whether the item is ‘fit for purpose’ from an operational and maintenance perspective and in ‘serviceable’ condition. Initially it may be considered from the general appearance of an engine room that the maintenance schedule may not have been adhered to; it is important not to make such assumptions
without foundation, but it is fair to say that first impressions are often proved to be correct.

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