Engine Performance Tests-What is It?
Mean Indicated Pressure
Power relative to MCR
How to carry out the engine performance tests?
Connect one probe to the speed sensor and one to the indicator cock. Make sure that you have already blown out the indicator cock, before connecting this probe.
Now you will open the indicator cock, so that the sensor can read the pressure inside. And will automatically take readings for 20 cycles and will present you with the graphs and values.
Like this you need to keep on moving to next units. The equipments will keep on recording the values. Later you can connect to the ship computer and transfer values. And take a printout of the same.
After you get results on your computer, you can make changes as per the need. You can adjust the position of the fuels racks.
Some of the most important information we get from this tests are like how is the condition of your fuel injector, the condition of piston of O-rings.
Chief engineer will direct you to take these tests from time to time, and will keep an eye on the performance of the
engines. So this was all from the performance tests on the engines. Hope you liked reading it.