Tips for who will be applying for ETO Assessment ↓
1) Black Pen
File (Compulsory, Please purchase from Mangalam store saying you require file
for ETO assessment)
Correction Pen (only if any mistake in writing)
two color passport size photo (recently taken). Please take photos in formal
dress only preferably with tie. No uniform dress or with T-shirt or casual
Required as per Assessment checklist:
including relevant pages of sea service - Compulsory
(all stamped pages) - compulsory
Certificate - Compulsory
Educational Qualification - Compulsory
Course / ETO Course (as applicable) - Not required for Candidate who has 12
months Rank experience prior 1 Jan 2012 i.e. CAT 1, BETO course Compulsory for
Candidate who has 12 months experience prior 1st July 2013 i.e., CAT 2, 4
Months DG approved ETO course compulsory for candidate who doesn't have 12
months experience prior 1st July 2013 i.e., CAT 3.
Workshop Certificate - NA
page of RPSL No. issued to the company - Letter issued from the company on
company letter head indicating RPSL Number
Service Testimonials, Indicating Sea Time and Propelling Days duly signed by
Chief Engineer and Master of the Vessel - Not Compulsory. Submit only if you
have sea service testimonial Or else Not required.
of Agreement (Only for Indian Flag vessels above 200 GRT) - Applicable for
candidate sailing on Indian Flag ship. For other Flag, NA
Service Extract - Only for Ex-Navy Candidate. For Other, NA
Course - Compulsory, preferably refresher course as per STCW 2010
Certificate of Proficiency in Security Training For Seafarers with Designated
Security Duties (STSDSD) - Compulsory
Medical Fitness Certificate in ILO Form (DGS Approved Doctor) - Compulsory, Can
be obtained near MMD itself
original as well as a photocopy for the above documents. Kindly self-attest all
photocopy including Seafarer profile.
Service letter issued by the Owner or the company on Company letter head addressing
The Principal Officer,
MMD (Corresponding office for example, Mumbai, cochin,
Chennai or Kolkata)
for Assessment (with respect to MMD, Mumbai):
1) Please go
neatly dressed with all original documents and photocopy.
Mumbai office opens by 9.30 am. So, candidate can go there just before 9.30 am.
There will be no queue system (like first come first serve). Every candidate
will be called with name with respect to Serial Number bases as per the
will be called to the examination Hall and will be seated.
will be called with name, at that time candidate will be given application form
with serial code on it, ETO Checklist and challan form.
every candidate has the application form, one of the staff member will explain
you step by step about how to fill the application form. Application form to be
filled in Black pen only.
6) After he
explains how to fill the application form. Candidate will be given sufficient
time to fill the application form as well as Challan form has to be filled.
Challan form has four copies in it. Challan and money has to be deposited to
note that the bank accepts cash only. No card.
8) Fee is Rs
3000 for assessment, Rs 4500 for written, Rs4500 for oral and Rs 50 for bank
charges. For candidate with Oral, only have to pay for Assessment and oral
i.e., Rs 7550. For candidate with orals and written fee is Rs 12050.
Assessment will only start if the candidate has paid the fee and taken the
challan. Once the fee is paid, bank will return two copy of challan, one for
MMD and One for you reference. Other two copies will be retained by the bank.
application form is filled, fee is paid and challan is obtained. Every
candidate will be called with name as per serial number.
11) All the
documents will be verified. Sea time will be verified with CDC, Sea time letter
issued by company. Make sure the Sea time in CDC and company letter matches.
Candidate who all are applicable for orals has to mention only 12 months sea
time to satisfy the category under which they come. No need to filled all the
13) Once the
sea time is satisfied as per the category written exception will be given and a
staff member with verified and sign it.
14) Once it
is signed by the staff member, candidate will be asked to visit superintendent
of examiner office where again the examiner will verify candidate sea time and
applicable course ( BETO/ ETO). Once he is satisfied, he will sign the
15) Once successful
completion of above process, candidate has to write their name, application
number, phone number in a register book and leave the office.
Hope I have
given sufficient details for assessment procedure, if anyone has any doubt,
please feel free to contact me.
lighter and compact machine size, for a given kW
and high voltage AC generator can be easily manufactured
be raised or lowered by transformer
AC can be
easily converted to DC
while working on electrical machinery ?
the main switch
mechanical lock on
signboard “Man Working on Line”
Use LOTO (Lock out Take out)
3. What is
A.V.R or Automatic Voltage Regulators are used in conjuction with generator for controlling the terminal voltage to give a steady voltage under varying load.
and controls an A.C generator’s output voltage within (+ or -) 1 to 2%.
4. What are
the types of A.V. R ?
Pile Regulator (AVR)
from a carbon pile (stack), which is varied by pressure changes, controls the
current flow through exciter shunt field
applied by springs and relieved by magnetic field strength of electromagnetic
electromagnetic coil is supplied from alternator output to switchboard
designed such that variations in alternator voltage, due to load change will
effect strength of electromagnetic coil and hence alters carbon pile resistance
alternator voltage is low, spring exerts greater pressure and carbon pile
resistance becomes low, so more currents flow through exciter shunt field and
then increase the output voltage
Alternator voltage is high electromagnetic coil relieves pressure on carbon
pile and resistance becomes high. Less current flows through exciter shunt
field and decreases the voltage (Strength of Electromagnetic coil relieves
spring pressure on carbon pile)
6. What is
It is an
electric device or circuit capable to allow an A.C current to be converted to
and control the correct D.C current for the rotor pole winding to produce the
required generator A.C output voltages.
of an electromagnetic field of a generator by supplying exciting current for
magnetizing the field magnet
excitation, DC is used because DC produces constant rate of magnetic flux
regulated to maintain the generator output voltages as the load demand
which generates the field current for excitation of field magnets.
a low resistance circuit, connected across armature ends of series coils of
parallel compound generators, via a special bar in switchboard
fitted to stabilize parallel operation of compound Dc generators.
diode to convert AC to DC current for alternator excitation
motor and generator combined unit
armature coils are similar to DC generator, except that slip rings are located
on the end of the shaft opposite to commutator
AC turns the
converter (as synchronous motor) and DC is taken from commutator brush
for alternator overhaul ?
the generator prime mover and lock off the starting system.
Lock off the
circuit breaker and isolated the alternator electric heater. Tag the label on
tightness of terminal connection and insulation.
bearing oil level and condition.
cooling air intake filter and exhaust opening.
rotor and stator windings by means of vacuum cleaner with rubber hose and
If the oil
is deposited on the surface of winding, open the drain plug and then removed by
special degreasing liquids. (Electro cleaner)
air gap clearance between rotor and stator. (Carefully at lower part)
alternator with lamp. Keep a temp not more than 43°C
the neutral point from the terminal box.
insulation resistance between – rotor to earth, phase to earth, stator to
earth, phase to phase
It is must
at least one mega-ohm, if mega reading has reasonable value, the windings are
to be covered with high quality air drying insulation varnish.
After maintenance work
all necessary parts.
load running, the synchronizing and loading.
practically check for excessive temperature rises and load sharing stability
when running in parallel.
and Maintenance of Battery Room
installation and its charging rectifier checked.
environment must be dry and well ventilated.
shall be clean and dry, and terminal nuts must be tight and a smear of
petroleum jelly applied to prevent corrosion.
at proper level, and shall have correct value of specific gravity by checking
with a hydrometer.
gloves and goggles used when handling electrolyte.
equipment checked for dirt, overheating, loose connection and correct
functioning of indicators.
arrangement for battery locker checked. Battery installation of both lead acid
and alkaline needs good ventilation.
type generates hydrogen gas during charging, no smoking and naked light
and decks adjacent to lead acid battery, should be painted with acid proof
paint. [For Cad-Ni cell, alkaline resistance paints].
Room Safety Arrangement
Safety is provided by
of heat source for ignition
exhaust fan provided
should be below battery level, and outlet at top of the compartment
Prevention of heat source for
light and no smoking
externally fitted light or flameproof light
adequate size and they are well connected
Emergency Switchboard in this room
insulated spanner and plastic jug for distilled water, to prevent short circuit
temperature, maintained at 15 ~ 25 °C
Cadmium battery [alkaline battery]
+ ve plate
is Nickel hydroxide + graphite
–ve plate is Cadmium + Iron
is Potasssium hydroxide solution (strong alkaline)
specific gravity [1.21] does not change with charging or recharging
gravity of electrolyte gradually decrease, and electrolyte should be renewed
when specific gravity becomes [1.160]
It is a
sealed battery, thus no gassing during charging
open circuit losses, but requires 67% more cells than Lead Acid battery [1.2 V
per cell and when fully charged 1.7 V per cell]
long period, either fully charged or fully discharged, without deterioration
mechanical strength and durability than lead acid battery
cost but longer life
+ ve plate
is Lead Peroxide [chocolate brown]
– ve plate
is Spongy Lead [slate gray colour]
is H2SO4 , specific gravity 1.8 when fully charged, renew when specific gravity
1.8 V per
cell when fully charged 2 V per cell
undercharge, + ve plates are pale brown or yellowish, instead of deep chocolate
and very difficult to convert back to normal form
(watt hour efficiency) is higher than Alkaline Cells
16. How do
you know when the battery is full charge ?
It can be
known by measuring the electrolyte specific gravity by using hydrometer.
charge it has a specific gravity of about (1.27 – 1.285), hydrometer scale 1270
discharge which fall to a specific gravity of 1.1 (1100)
17. How can
you know battery is over charge ? Effect
of overcharge ?
is overcharged bubbles will form at the surface, the current flowing into the
cell causes breakdown or electrolysis of water in the electrolyte.
hydrogen and oxygen are evolved and released through cell vent caps into the
There is an
explosion risk if hydrogen is allowed to accumulate. (4% of H2 in air).
happens when lead acid battery is overcharged ?
cause buckling of plates
formed at the bottom of cells (lead peroxide)
happens when lead acid battery is undercharged ?
+ ve plates
are pale brown or yellowish, instead of deep chocolate
- ve plates, almost white colour
voltage 1.8 V / cell, and specific gravity of H2SO4 1.15
of hydrogen ions at – ve electrode (cathode) and that will decrease the current