No oil leak collecting tins, trays or other temporary means of collection are allowed. Save-alls around tanks and machinery must always be kept clean and drainage trays clean.
Dirty rags, cotton waste etc must be removed and all such waste must be collected and disposed of according to the instructions set out in the Safety and Environmental Procedures.
Particular attention must be paid by all Engineer Officers to valves, flanges, thermometer pockets, pressure gauges and other elements which may work loose, on fuel and lube oil pressurised pipes, resulting in the spray of combustible liquid onto hot surfaces. Particular attention to this potential hazard is required in unmanned engine rooms where they can remain undetected for long periods.
High pressure fuel pipe shielding must be intact and properly secured.
The heating of water / oil mixtures such as oil or sludge tanks must be deemed as a critical operation . It should be kept in mind that the ambient temperature may require the sludge / oil water mix to be heated and the expansion volume of the liquid may cause an overflow of the tanks that have been filled close to their maximum capacity. A maximum filling level for such tanks must be identified that leaves a safety margin for this expansion. This level should be recorded on the checklist.
Workshops must be maintained in a clean and tidy condition with all tools kept in good working order. The area used for welding and brazing must be clearly defined and provided with the necessary means to prevent accidents and fires.
Oxygen and acetylene bottles must be stored outside the engine room and accommodation areas. They must not be stored together but kept apart and securely lashed. Lockers containing gas bottles must be properly identified.
Chemicals must be used in accordance with the makerís instructions including any guidelines regarding the use of protective clothing. Information on medical care to be followed in case of accidents is to be posted in appropriate places. Product data sheets are to be kept with the chemicals along with the appropriate protective clothing. An officer is to be designated in charge of chemical management.
Particular care must be taken when fixing and lashing stores, bottles, drums and spares in order to avoid personal injuries and damages.
The Chief Engineer must ensure that all checks and precautions to avoid electrical shocks are taken by the Electrical Engineer Officer. Naked, disconnected/worn wires or open electrical equipment are not allowed onboard. All electrical equipment must be protected and any potentially dangerous situations immediately reported to the Chief Engineer and rectified by the Engineer Officer.
The Electrical Engineer Officer must inspect accommodation areas including cabins at regular intervals to ensure that no potentially hazardous problems can result from the use of unauthorised equipment and/or alterations to the electrical wiring.
All lifting equipment must be regularly tested according to the applicable rules and / or the makerís recommendations, under the supervision of the Chief Engineer who must maintain a record of the same which is to include certification. Blocks, slings and similar equipment must be maintained in a good condition and stored separately. Safe working loads must be clearly indicated in a permanent manner.
Critical measuring instrumentation must be calibrated according to rules and makerís instructions.
In addition to the above, it must be noted that:
- A clean and oil free engine room contributes greatly to overall safety;
- No unauthorised personnel may operate equipment or machinery;
- Visitors are only allowed in the engine room without permission of the Chief Engineer. All visitors must be accompanied.
As a final point, the Chief Engineer is to employ all available means in order to create a safety conscious and environmentally friendly atmosphere throughout the engine department. Such means include the holding of meetings, the viewing of training videos and the reading of Company manuals. All officers and ratings are to be encouraged to contribute to enhanced safety, and improved pollution prevention measures.
Responsibilities of the engineer working in machinery spaces
MAN B&W diesel engine - Basic principles and operational guideline
How a sulzer engine works ? Sulzer RTA72U diesel engine -Operational guideline
Oxygen analyser working principle
Four stroke cycle diesel engines
The fuel oil system for a diesel engine
Function of fuel injector
Lubricating oil system for a marine diesel engine
Fresh water & sea water cooling system
Two stroke cycle diesel engines
Dealing scavange fires
Heat exchanger for running machinery
Starting air system for diesel engine
Power measurement -Engine indicator
Sea water circulation of coolers
Function of governors
Couplings, clutches and gearboxes of a marine diesel engine
Explosion relief valve
Cylinder relief valve
Diesel engine Turning gear
Crankcase oil mist detector
Marine machineries - Useful tags
Marine diesel engines
||Steam generating plant
||Air conditioning system
||Emergency power supply
||Exhaust gas heat exchangers
||Feed extraction pump
|| Four stroke engines
|| Fuel injector
|| Fuel oil system
|| Fuel oil treatment
Lub oil filters
MAN B&W engine
Oily water separator
Overspeed protection devices
Piston & piston rings
Sewage treatment plant
Starting air system
Two stroke engines
Drydocking & major repairs
Deck machineries & cargo gears
|| Control and instrumentation
||Engine room safety