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OCTOBER 2016
MARINE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE (GENERAL)
TIME ALLOWED - 3 HOURS
MORNING PAPER

Instructions
1. Question No.1 is compulsory and score of minimum 50% marks is essential in the same.
2. Answer any SIX questions.
3. All questions carry equal marks.
4. Neatness in handwriting and clarity in expression carries weightage
5. Illustration of an answer with clear sketches ? diagrams carries weightage
6. All unused pages of answer script must be cancelled out by two lines (X) across the page.

Q1. With respect to refrigeration gases used on-board vessels, answer the following
A. Explain ozone depleting potential of conventional refrigerant gases
B. Name the alternate refrigerant gases available and being used onboard.
C. Explain the steps you will take to ensure that release of refrigerant gases from the plant is minimized during normal operation and
during maintenance activities.
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Q2. With respect to the steering gear, answer the following: Explain with a diagram, a “fail safe steering gear” suitable for use on a
tanker of more than 100000 T dwt; B. Explain the sequence of events that take place when an oil leak takes place in one of the hydraulic
pipe lines.
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Q3. With regard to care of lubricating oils on board answer the following –
A. What is microbial degradation of lubricating oil and how is it prevented?
B. What methods are employed to ensure correct sampling for shore based testing? What action will you take if the testing results show
abnormal values of water content and TBN for the crankcase lub oil of a slow speed main engine?
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Q4. State with reasons how cracking in EACH of the following location is caused rectified and avoided - 1. A-frame ; 2. Bedplate
longitudinal girder; 3. Bed plate transverse girder
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Q5. Describe how you, as Second Engineer, would prepare an auxiliary boiler for survey by a classification society.
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Q6. With reference to feed regulation:
A. Describe, with the aid of sketches, the operation of a boiler feed water regulator controlled by atleast two other parameters besides
water level in the drum;
B. Give reasons for the inclusion of the other elements besides water level in controlling feed flow;
C. Deduce the possible effects on the system w3hen the drain valve in the constant leg in the level transmitter starts to leak.
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Q7. Sketch a sealing arrangement for an oil lubricated stern tube.
A. Identify the common form of seal failure; B. State how oil loss due to seal failure can be restricted whist on passage; C. What material
is used for sealing ring and propeller shaft liner?
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Q8: A. State the laboratory tests that may be carried out on specimens of steel for ships’ plate giving reasons for the tests.

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