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Subject Requirements for Qualified Member of the Engineering Department, Q.M.E.D.

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Subject

Machinist

Refrigerating Engineer

Fireman/ Watertender

Oiler

Electrician

Junior Engineer

Deck Engineer

1. Application, maintenance, and use of hand tools and measuring instruments.

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2. Uses of babbitt, copper, brass, steel, and other metals.

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3. Methods of measuring pipe, pipe fittings, sheet metal, machine bolts and nuts, packing, etc.

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4. Operation and maintenance of mechanical remote control equipment.

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5. Precautions to be taken for the prevention of fire and the proper use of firefighting equipment.

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6. Principles of mechanical refrigeration; and functions, operation, and maintenance of various machines and parts of the systems.

 

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7. Knowledge of piping systems as used in ammonia,  freon, and CO2, including testing for leaks,  operation of bypasses, and making up of joints.

 

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8. Safety precautions to be observed in the operation of various refrigerating systems, including storage of refrigerants, and the use of gas masks and firefighting equipment.

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9. Combustion of fuels, proper temperature, pressures, and atomization

 

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10. Operation of the fuel oil system on oil burning boilers, including the transfer and storage of fuel oil

 

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11. Hazards involved and the precautions taken against accumulation of oil in furnaces, bilges, floorplates, and tank tops; flarebacks, leaks in fuel oil heaters, clogged strainers and burner tips.

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12. Precautions necessary when filling empty boilers, starting up the fuel oil burning system, and raising steam from a cold boiler.

 

 

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13. The function, operation, and maintenance of the various engineroom auxiliaries.

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14. Proper operation of the various types of lubricating systems.

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15. Safety precautions to be observed in connection with the operation of engineroom auxiliaries, electrical machinery, and switchboard equipment.

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16. The function, operation, and maintenance of the bilge, ballast, fire, freshwater, sanitary, and lubricating systems.

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17. Proper care of spare machine parts and idle equipment.

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18. The procedure in preparing a turbine, reciprocating, or Diesel engine for standby; also the procedure in securing.

 

 

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19. Operation and maintenance of the equipment necessary for the supply of water to boilers, the dangers of high and low water and remedial action.

 

 

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20. Operation, location, and maintenance of the various boiler fittings and accessories.

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21. The practical application and solution of basic electrical calculations (Ohm's law, power formula, etc.)

 

 

 

 

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22. Electrical wiring circuits of the various two-wire and three-wire D.C. systems and the various single-phase and polyphase A.C. systems.

 

 

 

 

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23. Application and characteristics of parallel and series circuits.

 

 

 

 

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24. Application and maintenance of electrical meters and instruments.

 

 

 

 

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25. The maintenance and installation of lighting and power wiring involving testing for, locating and correcting grounds, short circuits and open circuits, and making splices.

 

 

 

 

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26. The operation and maintenance of the various types of generators and motors, both A.C. and D.C

 

 

 

 

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27. Operation, installation, and maintenance of the various types of electrical controls and safety devices.

 

 

 

 

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28. Testing and maintenance of special electrical equipment, such as telegraphs, telephones, alarm systems, fire-detecting systems, and rudder angle indicators.

 

 

 

 

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29. Rules and Regulations and requirements for installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical wiring and equipment installed aboard ships.

 

 

 

 

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29a. Pollution laws and regulations, procedures for discharge containment and cleanup, and methods for disposal of sludge and waste from cargo and fueling operations.

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30. Such further examination of a nonmathematical character as the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, may consider necessary to establish the applicant's proficiency.

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