Q2. With reference to U.M.S. operations:
A. State with reasons the essential requirements for unattended machinery spaces;
B. As second Engineer, describe how you would respond to the irretrievable failure of the Machinery space fire alarm system whilst the ship is on voyage.
Q1.a) The UMS monitoring and control system of your ship has recently started to give false alarms and incorrect data printouts. State, with reasons, possible causes if the false alarms and readings are:
i) Localised to a particular area of engine operation
ii) General to the engine room
b) State, with reasons, the action you, as Second Engineer, would take to ensure continued safe operation of the vessel if the defects were general to the engine room
c) Explain the procedure you, as Second Engineer, would adopt in order to locate and rectify a general fault in the UMS system.
Q7. During morning inspection after an overnight period of UMS operation the following changes were detected:
(a) A slight but perceptible change in engine noise
(b) An alternation in engine speed.
(c) A change in exhaust temperature spread pattern.
Explain, with reasons, the possible causes of each such changes, indicating how normal operations might be restored.