Marine engineers must be aware of certain important technical measures to thoroughly understand the machinery. International Maritime Institute Noida (IMI) is one of the top premier institutes dedicated especially to Maritime teaching. The state-of-the-art institute is well-equipped with the required shipboard working instrumentation and teaching methods and tools. They provide a seamless transition of transforming students, from classroom to real-life challenges of the marine life and are in constant liaison with maritime industry.
Students should get the basics correct and comply with the following pointers during duty. These include: Adhere to Starting and Stopping Process: Through the “operating manual” and by taking information from colleagues and seniors understand the basics of Starting and Stopping procedures. Refresh yourself with Machinery Manual: IMI being the one of the top Merchant Navy Colleges in India, asks the students to always consult or refresh yourself with the “Machinery Manual”. Read and analyze Machinery Records: It is advised to go through the engine room machinery records which captures the details of repair, past major accidents, troubleshooting done, overhauling operations and much more.
There are other factors to be considered by engineers to take appropriate action. Such as details of Maintenance: The engineer must find the details of any and every major maintenance work was undertaken. This helps him to understand the machinery and its inherent problems. Track Running Hours: The basic of tracking the machines running hours are taught at IMI in Marine Engineering Courses after 12th. This is critical, as this helps him to schedule the next maintenance job. Schedule Clearances: One of the primary needs of machinery maintenance is the clearance Marine Engineer must take for his machine, periodically. Alteration did during Repair: Always check for any alteration done in any part during major overhauling or repair job. Must check and confirm the type of spares which were used or replaced? Spare Details: After record checking always check the need of any required spare part or any probable need of critically damaged or replaced the part. Knowledge of tests: Always understand the concepts and process of the various tests associated with machinery like – boiler water test, generator lube oil test etc. Logbook Parameters: Referring to the “Log Book” for at least last three months daily record will also throw light on the health and treatment required by the machinery.
IMI is one of the few “A1 Outstanding” graded institutes by Indian Register of Shipping. Founded in 1991, it bridges the gap between theoretical book knowledge and the real-life experience of a Marine Engineer.